Diabetes patients unaware of foot problems
Most diabetes patients who consider their feet normal actually have conditions that could lead to serious complications, say WA researchers.
Their study – which looked at 360 consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes – found that around 60% considered their feet normal.
Among those, 68% were found to have peripheral sensory neuropathy and 10% had an ankle-brachial index of less than 0.9, the authors from the University of Western Australia found.
Nearly half of patients with peripheral arterial disease also