Assessment of risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer

Assessment of risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer

Mona Hossein poor, Binai.K.Sankar

Reddy college of pharmacy

 International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders of fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism that results from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Ulceration of foot in diabetes is common, clinical presentations are variable and management requires early expert assessment. 73 years old patient, an old case of type 2 diabetes mellitus, smoker and on irregular medical treatment was admitted with history of diabetic feet bilateral. Patient also had foul smelling discharge from left foot and had auto amputation of 2nd to 4th toe left foot due to gangrene. On examination patient was restless. General condition was poor. Local examination of left foot revealed gangrene of heel, sole and auto amputation of 3rd and 4th toe. Right foot had superficial ulcers over dorsum of 2nd and 3rd toe. Patient was investigated and broad spectrum antibiotics started after wound debridement and dressing. Blood sugar levels varied between fasting 150mg% to 1701mg% and post prandial up to 234 mg%. Patient was advised aerobic exercises of upper limbs, diabetic diet and oral hypoglycemic agents and has improved.


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Mona Hossein poor*, Binai.K.Sankar. Assessment of risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer. International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 2018,3:15.


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