Diabetic foot wound care and surgery

Over time, diabetes may cause nerve damage, also called diabetic neuropathy, that can cause tingling and pain, and can make you lose feeling in your feet. When you lose feeling in your feet, you may not feel a pebble inside your sock or a blister on your foot, which can lead to cuts and sores. Cuts and sores can become infected.


Wounds can be said to be dry, moist, infected or gangrenous. Treatment requires a multi disciplinary approach including wound care nurse, diabetologist, and surgeon. Treatment is tailored according to the wound which may require dressing changes, debridement, revascularization or amputation.


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