People with diabetes can develop many complications, including several foot problems. Even ordinary complaints can rapidly worsen and lead to serious complications. If this happens to the feet, it may result in deformity, disability or even amputation.
It has been established that 15% of all diabetics will develop a serious foot problem at some time or the other which can threaten the limb or the life of the individual. The average hospital stay for a patient with a diabetic foot is one month, and roughly 50% may need hospitalisation for three months or more.
Lower limb amputations in diabetic patients account for 50% of all non traumatic amputations. The rate of lower limb amputations in patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is 40 times higher than in people without DM. The incidence of amputation of the other foot within three years is also very high.
However, the good news is that with regular visits to the doctor and proper foot care, most of these problems can be prevented
You will, thus, realise the tremendous impact of forces and stress that our feet bears.
You could be having diabetic foot problems, if you get burning, shock like, numbness or pricking sensation in your feet.
The Diabetic Foot Package at Kokilaben Hospital provides all these services under one roof. In addition, if necessary, you can also avail the services of an internationally renowned faculty to open out your blood vessels, along with appropriate footwear made in-house at a reasonable cost.
Patient’s co-operation and participation in the management of foot problem is important for the success of the treatment in diabetes.