Demographic Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcers


  • Mohammad Omar Shah Senior Resident,Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (Skims) Soura, Srinagar, J&K, India
  • HuzaifaNazir Tak Lecturer, Department of Pathology, Govt Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, J&K, India
  • MS Moosabba Department of General surgery, Principal Yenepoya Medical College, Manglore, Karnataka, India


Diabetes mellitus, Complications, Ulcer


Background and objective: Diabetes associated problems are the second most common cause of lower limb amputations in India. We conducted this study to find out the socio-demographic profile and factors associated with diabetic foot ulcers.Materials and methods: This prospective non-randomized control study was conducted at Yenepoya Medical College Hospital on patients with diagnosed diabetic foot who were chosen by purposive sampling from October 2012 to September 2014. A total of 75 patients were chosen for the study after taking an informed verbal consent. Data was collected using questionnaire regarding sociodemographic profile, complications and associated factors. Results: Majority of the patients receiving treatment for diabetic foot were males. The average duration of diabetes mellitus observed was for 5-10 years. Our study also revealed that neuropathy was the most common complication associated with diabetic foot. Conclusion: Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels and foot screening should be done for diabetic as well as non-diabetic older adults for early detection of risk factors to reduce the foot complications.




How to Cite

Mohammad Omar Shah, HuzaifaNazir Tak, & MS Moosabba. (2021). Demographic Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(12), 28–30. Retrieved from