The Diabetic Foot

Levin, Marvin E.
June 1980
Angiology;Jun1980, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p375
Academic Journal
Diabetic foot problems are common and result in multiple and prolonged hospitalizations, which often lead to amputation. While peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy are not totally preventable with current forms of therapy, many of the foot lesions resulting from these complications can be prevented by patient education and prophylactic foot care. This educational program should be a major endeavor of any physician caring for the diabetic.


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