Principles of management: the diabetic foot.

  title={Principles of management: the diabetic foot.},
  author={Thomas Jeffery Wieman},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={190 2},
Diabetes mellitus affects 5-10% of the US population at some point in their lives. Hyperglycemia produces serious chronic complications. Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most serious of these. Peripheral neuropathy, in the lower extremities, leads to plantar foot ulceration. Secondary infection of these ulcers is by far the leading cause of major amputations of feet and legs. Proper preventative care will dramatically reduce ulcer formation and costs related to this complication. 
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