Diabetic foot syndrome is a complication of diabetes mellitus. It is most common in diabetes mellitus type 2 patients. Pathogenetic factors are diabetic neuropathy, macroangiopathy and the combination ofboth. Thus exogenous trauma by tight shoes, foreign bodies and insufficient foot care can lead to persisting wounds and ulcera, prone to bacterial infection. The risk of sepsis and further tissue damage leads to approximately 30.000 amputations of toes or feet in germany per year.
The treatment consists primarily in debridement of existing wounds. This is followed by a moist wound treatment twice a day. It makes sense to reduce the pressure on affected areas (eg special insoles, orthopedic shoes).