“I marvel that society would pay a surgeon a fortune to remove a person’s leg – but nothing to save it!”
Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that needs attention. Approximately 15% of all people with diabetes will be affected by a foot ulcer during their lifetime.
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) often co-exist with vascular insufficiency and are the major cause of gangrene and amputation in people with diabetes. Risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers is greatly increased by reduced sensation and blood perfusion.