Patient awareness of loss of protective sensation in the diabetic foot: an opportunity for risk reduction?

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Abstract

Peripheral sensory neuropathy is a common complication
in diabetes. Neuropathy is the single most powerful
risk factor for diabetic foot amputation. Often foot care
efforts are thwarted by the phenomenon of inadvertent
injury, from events which may appear to the clinician as
chronic and ignorant self-neglect on the part of neuropathic
clients. This study aimed to determine the proportion
of a study population of people with diabetes
and peripheral neuropathy who were simultaneously
unaware of this sensory loss.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4(Suppl 1):P37.
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Research
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2011

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