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Treatment of the diabetic foot
A type of chronic wound that develops as a complication in patients with diabetes. When untreated, it can lead to permanent deformation and, in extreme cases, to amputation of a limb fragment. A factor responsible for the occurrence of diabetic foot is hyperglycemia (too high blood sugar levels), which leads to damage to blood vessels and the formation of harmful clots. The above changes cause hypoxia of the foot tissues and, consequently, their necrosis.
Treatment of a diabetic foot is time consuming and difficult. Of key importance in the therapy is the control of blood sugar levels and the use of specialized dressings. In difficult cases, a hyperbaric chamber may be necessary.