Major foot ulcer risk in diabetes confirmed

Peripheral arterial disease has been confirmed as a major risk factor for severe foot ulcers in patients with type 2 diabetes.

The disease was also a significant independent predictor of hospitalisation for the condition, according to data from the landmark Fremantle Diabetes Study that measured peripheral arterial disease using the ankle-brachial index test.

Overall the research of 1296 type 2 diabetes patients with foot ulcers