The Ultimate in Diabetic Footwear & Comfort Wear
DIAPRO - Diabetic Sandals & Shoes
Diabetes – Prevalence
Lower limb lost to diabetes every 30 sec = 1 million people per year.
The primary cause of lower limb amputation is foot ulcers.
In developed countries 1 in 6 with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer
Statistics for developing countries are worse.
Foot lesions- 7% of people with Diabetes mellitus
Factors delaying wound healing
Is the 1st step towards solving diabetic foot problems by:
•Regular foot examination by healthcare professionals
•Identifying the high risk foot
•Educating people with diabetes about foot care
•Foot rehydration especially at night
•Proper foot wear
–Well fitting, pressure offloading, soft, no shoe laces.
–No bare foot walking
–Socks-cotton, wash daily,wear reversed, change frequently
–Examination at bed time: cut, abrasion, foreign body, redness, blister, callosity/corn and local rise of temperature at any point.Must be done by some one with good vision in good light
–Pairing of nails
–Interdigital web cleaning and examination, use of antiseptic powder and advised by the Doctor.
–Must examine shoe before wearing
–Must be treated like a small newborn child
–Foot examination should be a part of every clinical visit
–Must contact the doctor at the slightest problem
Major Risk factors for Diabetic Ulcers
Result of a good foot wear:-
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