Lower extremity management in patients with diabetes.

  title={Lower extremity management in patients with diabetes.},
  author={Marialice S Bennett},
  journal={Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association},
  volume={40 5 Suppl 1},
Foot ulcers are a major cause of disability, morbidity, and mortality in people with diabetes. The three major etiological factors for diabetic foot ulcers are peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, and infection. Tight control of blood glucose and proper foot care are essential for prevention of foot ulcers and lower extremity amputations… CONTINUE READING