Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Two main risk factors that cause diabetic foot ulcer are Diabetic neuropathy and micro as well as macro ischemia. Diabetic patients often suffer from diabetic neuropathy due to several metabolic and neurovascular factors. Type of neuropathy called peripheral neuropathy causes loss of pain or feeling in the toes, feet, legs and arms due to distal nerve damage and low blood flow. Blisters and sores appear on numb areas of the feet and legs such as metatarso-phalangeal joints, heel region and as a result pressure or injury goes unnoticed and eventually become portal of entry for bacteria and infection.

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