Learn about our specialized diabetic foot care services, essential for maintaining foot health when living with diabetes. We prioritize proactive measures to prevent complications, ensuring your well-being.
Diabetic foot complications are a significant concern, with statistics highlighting the impact of diabetes on foot health. According to the International Diabetes Federation:
- Prevalence: Approximately 9% of adults worldwide have diabetes, and a significant percentage of them are at risk for diabetic foot complications.
- Ulcers and Amputations: Diabetic foot ulcers affect around 15% of individuals with diabetes during their lifetime, and diabetes is a leading cause of lower extremity amputations.
- Mortality Risk: Individuals with diabetes who develop foot ulcers face an increased risk of mortality. The five-year mortality rate after a diabetes-related amputation is reported to be higher than that of many cancers.
- Economic Impact: Diabetic foot complications contribute significantly to healthcare costs. The economic burden includes hospitalization, medical treatments, and rehabilitation services.
Preventive measures, such as regular foot examinations, proper foot care education, and glycemic control, are crucial in reducing the incidence of diabetic foot complications. Timely intervention and multidisciplinary care involving podiatrists, endocrinologists, and other healthcare professionals are essential for managing and preventing serious outcomes associated with diabetic foot issues.