IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 6, June 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
V Anilvince, Pallela Narayana Someshwara Rao, N Meenakshi Sundaram
Global burden of diabetes mellitus is increasing every day. In India diabetes mellitus has become an epidemic with more than 67 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease. Patients are losing their savings because of the complications of diabetes like ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic foot ulcer. Among these, foot ulcer being a complication is also a social stigma. At any given moment, between 4-10% of diabetics have a foot ulcer. In 3-5% of cases, ulcer leads to amputation. Hence resulting in lifelong disability and dependency.