The Diabetic Foot is a major modern health challenge

At Podicare we recently viewed a lecture from Dr Alexander Reyzelman, DPM, Division of Vascular surgery at UCSF, which highlights how important prevention of  foot ulcers is to a person with diabetes.

The statistics for foot ulceration and re-ulceration are staggering:

  • 2-7% of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer each  year
  • 85% of amputations are preceded by a foot ulcer
  • Up to 20% of diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation
  • A diabetic foot ulcer is 30 times more likely to lead to amputation than a non-diabetic foot ulcer
  • Up to 56% of diabetic foot ulcers become infected
  • Up to 83% of diabetic foot ulcers which have healed will re-ulcerate within 12 months

A Podicare we understand that up to 7% of the diabetic feet that