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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
October 10, 2017

Management of a Diabetic Foot

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2017;318(14):1387-1388. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11700

Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States and 415 million people worldwide.1 The prevalence is increasing and expected to exceed 640 million people in 2040.1 Presently, as many as 1 in 4 patients with diabetes develops a DFU, of which at least one-quarter do not heal, putting patients at risk of amputation.2 The guideline focuses on interventions that decrease the burden and costs of all stages of diabetic foot syndrome; this synopsis specifically reviews the preventative measures considered.

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