Diabetic Foot Infection – An Indian scenario

The term diabetes includes several different metabolic disorders that all, if left untreated, result in abnormally high concentration of a sugar called glucose in the blood. Diabetes mellitus is assuming epidemic proportions and with that an increasing burden of diabetic foot complications. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) contribute not only to morbidity, amputation, and increased health-care costs but also to mortality. There is a dearth of countrywide data for the prevalence of risk factors for DFU and DFIs among patients in India. Diabetes and its associated complications, including foot diseases, are increasing at an alarming pace in India and putting enormous burden on our limited health care resources.

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