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Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Guide to Accepted Standard of Care for DFU

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Guide to Accepted Standard of Care
 

Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common complication of diabetes, with a high lifetime global incidence. More than 50% of DFUs become infected, and approximately 20% become severely infected, leading to amputation. Most diabetes-associated amputations are preceded by skin breakdown and ulceration.

This comprehensive guide discusses the current best practice, evidence-based standard of care for DFUs, including risk factor identification, classification, treatment goals, glycemic control, wound care, and patient education.

Health care professionals, and especially wound care providers at the forefront of DFU management, will appreciate this valuable resource in their quest to promote DFU healing and ensure optimal clinical outcomes in their diabetic patients.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Risk factors for DFUs and amputation
DFU classification and staging systems
Management goals and diabetes control
Wound bed preparation and debridement
Offloading
Patient education

Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common complication of diabetes, with a high lifetime global incidence. More than 50% of DFUs become infected, and approximately 20% become severely infected, leading to amputation. Most diabetes-associated amputations are preceded by skin breakdown and ulceration.

This comprehensive guide discusses the current best practice, evidence-based standard of care for DFUs, including risk factor identification, classification, treatment goals, glycemic control, wound care, and patient education.

Health care professionals, and especially wound care providers at the forefront of DFU management, will appreciate this valuable resource in their quest to promote DFU healing and ensure optimal clinical outcomes in their diabetic patients.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Risk factors for DFUs and amputation
DFU classification and staging systems
Management goals and diabetes control
Wound bed preparation and debridement
Offloading
Patient education

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