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Study shows the importance behind finding help for your feet fast

Study shows the importance behind finding help for your feet fast
Posted on April 04, 2016
Archive : April 2016
Category : News

A huge audit conducted in 2014/15 and released last week has shown some interesting statistics where diabetic foot ulcers are concerned. The results show that if patients wait more than two weeks to seek assessment of a suspected foot ulcer, the chances of healing within 12 weeks are greatly reduced.

The NICE recommendations that were updated last year aim to have an at least annual checkup for diabetic feet, but they should also be educating those at risk of the dangers and precautions to take to avoid problems with their feet. However, the audit showed that 43% of participants didn't have the necessary services put in place in their area, such as foot clinics. As the study has shown, this could be the difference between a properly and timely diagnosed foot ulcer, or a long journey to recovery, possibly ending in one of the 135 diabetic amputations every week in the UK.

You read more about the study on foot ulcer diagnosis here.

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