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Diabetic Foot & Chronic Wounds

A Special Clinic for Diabetic Foot Care

WHO statistics has found that in every 30 seconds one lower limb is amputated due to complications in diabetes.

A recent study of the health profile of India has found that the incidence of diabetes is on the increase. 8% of the people are found to have diabetes taking the whole population into account. By 2025 it is estimated that there will be about 69.9 million diabetics in India giving it the title "Diabetic Capital of the world".

The drugs available present day has helped to manage diabetes as early as possible. This has increased the duration with which patient live with diabetes which in turn has led to an increase in the long term complications of diabetes such as Neuropathy and Vasculopathy. Foot ulcers in diabetes fall into the category of long term complications. It has been found that 15% of people with diabetes develop a foot problem sometime in their life time. Foot ulcers are one of the leading causes of admission in hospital among diabetics.

Foot complications and consequent amputations due to diabetes are preventable. Foot ulcers if seen in the earlier stages many of them can be healed and prevented from progressing to amputation by appropriate Preventive and Reconstructive surgery. This need has led us to set up a specialized wound care clinic at Ganga Hospital with the aim of "Helping diabetics stay on their feet"