Diabetic foot ulcers: a quality of life issue.

  title={Diabetic foot ulcers: a quality of life issue.},
  author={Loretta Vileikyte},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  volume={17 4},
Foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes mellitus that are associated with adverse sequelae and high costs. In addition, such foot ulcers have a significant impact on quality of life (QoL). For example, the loss of mobility associated with foot ulcers affects patients' ability to perform simple, everyday tasks and to participate in leisure activities. These and other consequences of foot ulcers often lead to depression and poor QoL. Notably, several studies have shown that patients… CONTINUE READING