March 13, 2023
Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the main complications of diabetes. These lesions, often painless due to decreased sensation in the feet, appear as result of the patients’ neurological and/or vascular deficit. They are usually underestimated or even unrecognized by the people affected, and can cause complications such as infections that require hospitalization, or even in the worst cases, amputation; however, this can be avoided by having adequate prevention. On this occasion, Mag. Ana Cabello, a nurse specializing in the management of wounds and ostomies at the Specialized Wound Unit of Clinica Ricardo Palma – UNEH, gives us some advice to prevent the development of diabetic foot ulcers.
The basic measures to avoid diabetic foot ulcers are:
Foot care recommendations
It is important to follow the following recommendations to prevent the development of diabetic foot ulcers:
Mag. Ana Cabello
Nurse specializing in the management of wounds and
Ostomies at the Specialized Wound Unit of Clinica Ricardo Palma – UNEH