The role of patient education in preventing diabetic foot

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December 03, 2019

Uncontrolled diabetes and its complications including those in the feet and legs leave countless people very sick or in an early grave and the health care system spiralling to find money to continue services. Worldwide billions of dollars are spent on treating the diabetic foot, ulcers and amputations. Up to 85 percent of these amputations can be prevented, positively impacting the lives of many and saving the health care system billions of dollars. A neglected strategy to achieve just that is patient education.

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News date : 12/03/2019    Category : Health, Nassau Guardian Stories

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