Patient’s Perspective on Diabetic Foot Syndrome
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This chapter highlights the important considerations of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) from a patient’s perspective. Living with DFS is associated with many issues as reported by many patients. Most patients are very much concerned for their social life in terms of fear for amputation, associated foot complications, psychosocial issues, economic burden, life expectancy, quality of life, pain associated with DFS (painful neuropathy), morbidity, and mortality associated with the disease. We shall focus on each of the aspects in detail as discussed below.
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