Diabetes foot care
Diabetic foot ulcer causes the majority of lower-limb amputations in developing countries. Most amputations can be avoided by taking simple and low-cost measures.
Diabetes can damage nerves (diabetic neuropathy) and blood vessels throughout the body when blood glucose levels and blood pressure are persistently too high. Diabetic foot ulcers cause the majority of lower-limb amputations in developing countries. In many cases, people with amputations can no longer provide for themselves or their families, become dependent on others and suffer from social isolation.