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Nutrition and Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a serious
complication of diabetes that can
impair quality of life and lead to further
problems such as infection and
possibly lower extremity amputations.
Globally, DFUs occur in 15% of those with diabetes
and are seen more often in men and those
with type 2 diabetes.1 Other risk factors for DFUs
include longer duration of diabetes, age, higher
body-mass index (BMI) and tobacco use….

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Per scaricare la versione PDF digita –> WCC Fall 2020 v18n3 final r1 p.40-47 Nutrition

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