J Korean Diabetes > Volume 19(3); 2018 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2018;19(3):168-174.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2018.19.3.168    Published online October 5, 2018.
당뇨발의 진단 및 치료
Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot.
Chang Won Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, Busan St. Mary's Hospital, Busan, Korea. koje94@hanmail.net
Diabetic foot is one of the most significant and serious complications of diabetes, and is defined as the foot of diabetic patients with ulceration, infection and/or destruction of the deep tissues, associated with neurological abnormalities and various degrees of peripheral vascular disease in the lower limb. The most significant risk factors for foot ulceration are diabetic neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, and consequent traumas of the foot. Most diabetic ulcers can be prevented with good foot care and screening for risk factors for a foot at risk of complications. Active foot examination and foot care education are methods to prevent diabetic foot at a minimum cost. I will focus on the recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot.
Key Words: Diabetic foot, Diabetic neuropathies, Foot ulcer

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