AWARENESS AND CAUSES OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS AT ASEER DIABETIC CENTER

Mohammad Algarni, Ahmad and Abdulla Khan, Noohu and S Alavudeen, Sirajudeen (2013) AWARENESS AND CAUSES OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS AT ASEER DIABETIC CENTER. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPREHENSIVE PHARMACY, 07 (02). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0976-8157

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus has become a global problem, a major epidemic of the twentieth century. The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly rising all over the globe at an alarming rate. Diabetic foot ulcerations and amputations are serious chronic complications of diabetes and have severe impact on society. Foot ulcer disease becomes more serious when it ends with amputation with worse impact on the family and society. Poor foot wear usually contributes to the majority of ulceration with patient ignorance. Most of the diabetic patient does not know about good footwear or therapeutic footwear. The data of diabetic patients were collected at the foot clinic of Aseer Diabetes Center of Aseer Central hospital from January 2012 till Jun 2012. Total patients were 209 and out of them 167 (79.9 %) were male and 42 (20.1%) females. It was observed that 19.1% of foot ulcers were due to inappropriate foot wear, 16.8% were due to burns, 13.69% was due to external injury, and 12.78 were due to tenia pedis. Ulcers due to inappropriate footwear are the top most reason in the diabetic ulcer patients. It was observed that higher education level was significantly associated with greater knowledge of diabetic symptoms, risk factors, complications and presentation. According to the current circumstances, it is highly recommended that all diabetic patients must be examined periodically in foot clinics. A program at regional level and national level is required for the awareness of diabetes and its complications especially in foot complications and its prevention. Keywords: Diabetes; Foot ulcers; Awareness; Footwear; Aseer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical Sciences
Depositing User: SIRAJUDEEN Shaik
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 14:12
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/768

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