New Strategies for Preventing and Healing Diabetic Foot
New therapeutic approaches have emerged for preventing diabetic foot ulcers and promoting their healing. Unlike macroangiopathic complications (such as ischemic heart disease and stroke) and renal complications, foot ulcers are a diabetic complication for which there has been very little therapeutic progress over the past 20 years. Foot ulcers are a particularly serious complication. If preventive measures are not adequately implemented, 5 to 10 diabetic patients in 100 will end up needing a lower limb amputation.
@sajjan Podiatric prevention consists of trying to stop the occurrence of an ulcer for patients at risk, most often those with peripheral neuropathy. Bourron presented a pair of devices that work together to detect areas of the foot at risk even before the ulcer occurs.