Diabetic Foot Ulceration

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The development of foot ulcers in persons with diabetes is a well-known complication of diabetes and major cause of morbidity and mortality in persons with diabetes.1,2  According to Singh, et al, up to 25% of patients with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer sometime during their lives.3  Diabetic foot ulceration is also the leading cause of hospitalization amongst patients with diabetes in many hospitals in Nigeria and also accounts for the majority of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEA) in Nigeria.4,5 It is also estimated that approximately 85% of lower limb amputations in patients with diabetes are preceded by a foot ulcer.1,

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Dr Jokotade Adeleye Dr Jokotade Adeleye

Consultant Endocrinologist

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