The management of lower-extremity diabetic ulcers.

@article{Gonzlez2000TheMO,
  title={The management of lower-extremity diabetic ulcers.},
  author={Edgar Ren{\'e} V{\'a}zquez Gonz{\'a}lez and M A Oley},
  journal={Managed care interface},
  year={2000},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={
          80-7
        }
}
Lower-extremity ulcers occur in approximately 15% of the estimated 16 million Americans with diabetes. The most important risk factors are neuropathy, ischemia, and poor glycemic control. Early identification of the patient at risk, patient education, and implementation of preventive measures are keys to curtailing morbidity and mortality. Diabetic foot care clinics allow enhanced patient accessibility to health care and improved quality of care. Novel treatment options have expanded the… CONTINUE READING

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