Volume 2 | Issue 4 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/diabetes.1.026
The Impact of COVID-19 on Diabetic Foot Care
- 1Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Nikolaos Papanas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Received Date: December 14, 2020
Accepted Date: December 22, 2020
Papachristou S, Papanas N. The Impact of COVID-19 on Diabetic Foot Care. J Diabetes Clin Res. 2020; 2(4):106-108.
Copyright: © 2020 Papachristou S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
COVID-19, Diabetic foot, Diabetic mellitus, Healthcare management
Among all late complications of diabetes, those involving the foot have traditionally required more face-to-face patient visits to clinics . The COVID-19 (corona virus infectious disease) pandemic has resulted in the closing of most outpatient clinics for face-to-face consultations.
With the increased prevalence of diabetes from 0.67% in 1980 to 11.2% in 2017, the prevalence of diabetic foot has been growing in China in recent years. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) was one of the most serious complications of diabetes. Complicated general condition, severe infection and poor outcomes were feature characteristics of Chinese DFU patients.