Patients with diabetic foot ulcers experience a high level of depression and a lower quality of life according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society’s (AOFAS) annual summer meeting here today.
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are sores on the feet that often occur in people with diabetes. The abnormally high levels of blood sugar in these people damage blood vessels, causing them to thicken and leak. Over time, this makes the vessels less able to supply the body, especially the skin, with the blood it needs to remain healthy. The resulting poor circulation leads to ulcers, especially those located in the feet. These ulcers are slow to heal and often become deep and infected.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers look like red sores and can be seen during visual examination of the feet. To reduce the cause of infection, feet must be kept very clean. Unfortunately, this is hard to do and ulcers can become so deep and infected that the foot needs to be surgically amputated. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation (LEA).
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