Diabetes may lead to “Peripheral Neuropathy” which leads to loss of sensation in foot. Ill-fitting Footwear ( Tight , narrow, Fashionable) can injure the diabetic foot by rubbing or friction inside the shoe, which can lead to foot ulcer, as the diabetic neuropathy patient does not feel the pinch or injury due to lack of sensitivity in foot. Healing of Diabetic foot ulcer is again uncertain and may lead to amputation.
Foot pain, Burning sensation, corn, callus &, various structural deformities are also common in diabetic foot.
Customised Diabetic Footwear with proper Biomechanics can prevent foot damage.
DIABETIC FOOT - PRESENT SCENERIO
Every 30 sec a leg is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world.
85% all diabetic related amputation are due to foot ulcers
One in every six people with diabetes will have an ulcer during their life time. Ratio ( 1:6).
India has the largest number of diabetic patient (19.4 Million)-1995.
In 2025 this is projected as 57.2 Million ie, 114.4 million foot are at risk.