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Clue to diabetes limb loss cause

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by NewsBot, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. NewsBot

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    The BBC are reporting:
    Clue to diabetes limb loss cause
  2. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    Skin that is not strong and can easily break is a cause of ulceration and eventual amputation.
  3. Foot fan

    Foot fan Active Member

    The scientific break through is more a psychological one - called compliance. Primary causes of ulceration include wearing no shoes, wearing horrible shoes, getting an infection and not checking your feet until they blow up like red party balloons, uncontrolled sugars and PVD as a complication of not controlling sugars.

    Granted there are some people who do all the right things but they are a minority and damned unlucky.
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Thats a term I have not heard in a very long time in the diabetes context. Do you realise how dated and politically incorrect that term is?

    This is what I wrote in 2000 and referenced stuff going way back before that:
    Payne CB: Medical model perspective on the psychosocial and behavioural aspects of diabetic foot complications. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 34(2)55-60 2000

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