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Foot problems in the diabetic patient

Abstract

The most prevalent of the common foot problems of the diabetic patient are arterial insufficiency, neurotrophic disease, and infections. It is important to identify the lesion type because the treatment and prognosis of each is different. With proper examination, the extent of involvement of each type of lesion can usually be delineated. Effective patient education in prevention of injuries and infections is critical.


 

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