There are three forms of diabetic foot affection
- Diabetic foot infection
There is microbial infection with swelling and redness of the foot as well as pus
formation .There is fever and may be septicemia. It needs urgent drainage.
- Diabetic neuropathy
There is nerve affection ,with ulcers at the pressure points.Thls needs a long time for
healing with special off-loading boots & insoles.
- Diabetic ischemia
There is occlusion of the main arteries supplying the foot which might lead to gangrene
lt needs revacularisation by balloon angioplasty & , or stunting as any ischemic limb.
The three forms might be combined. The worst combination is
ischemia & infection.