Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  • Giacomo Clerici
  • Ezio Faglia


“Diabetic foot” is one of the most common and feared complications associated with diabetes. It is estimated that almost 15 % of people with diabetes will develop foot ulcers requiring medical care during their lifetime. Diabetic foot ulcers are a major cause of hospital admission and thus impose a large financial burden on healthcare systems. Diabetic patients who develop foot ulcers are at greater risk of dying prematurely than those without this complication [1] (Fig. 1); in particular, not only ischemic diabetic foot ulcers but also neuropathic ulcerations are related to increased mortality in individuals with diabetes [2] (Fig. 2).


Diabetic Neuropathy Autonomic Neuropathy Peripheral Artery Disease Critical Limb Ischemia Metatarsal Head 
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  1. 1.Diabetic Foot Centres- Istituto Clinico “Città di Pavia” and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, San Donato University Hospitals GroupPavia & MilanItaly

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