Proactive Measures To Prevent Diabetic Complications

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Proactive Measures To Prevent Diabetic Complications
In a review of 233 cases of diabetic foot ulceration that were admitted to hospitals over a seven-year period, the authors found that 82 percent of the ulcers were preceded by a focal pressure keratosis.
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By Ronald Sage, DPM

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5. Sage RA, Webster JK, Fisher SG. Out patient care and morbidity reduction in diabetic foot ulcers associated with chronic pressure callus. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 91: 275-291, 2001.



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