Diabetic Foot

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The pathophysiological process of diabetes mellitus put the foot at increased risk for tissue damage. The diabetic foot is a group of conditions (or syndrome) in which these pathophysiological process lead to tissue breakdown and the resultant increase in morbidity and maybe amputation.

Natural history of the ‘diabetic foot’:
1. No evidence that the pathophysiological process of diabetes have put the foot at increased risk for tissue damage
2. Evidence that the pathophysiological process of diabetes have put the foot at increased risk for tissue damage
3. Tissue damage has occurred and the foot is at risk for end stage complications (ie amputation)

Of all the complications of the diabetes, those that occur in the foot are considered the most preventable.

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