‘Voetwond diabetic patient is often not treated in time’
Many people with diabetes have open wounds on their feet that are not, or are not treated in time. They see the wounds are not quickly and feel they are often also not good, due to reduced blood circulation or damaged nerves. Better control is needed.
According to research of doctor Margreet van Putten and podotherapeut Monique Janssen in almost a hundred podotherapiepraktijken.
Of the total of 538 patients with a high risk there were 145 of these non-healing wounds (ulcers) in annual screening already have. For diabetics, these wounds are dangerous, because they are without treatment become infected and can ultimately lead to amputation.
Of the 145 patients had the majority – 81 – however, still no treatment. They walked an average of three weeks around the open wounds while they are according to the directive, within two weeks all had to be seen. “We were terrified of the situation,” says Janssen Wednesday.
The other 64 patients were under treatment for their wounds, but were not always of the right health care professional such as a doctor or podotherapeut. They received home care or to go to a pedicure, as it turns out.
According to Janssen, people with diabetes have their feet more often the research yourself and open wounds on the bell pull. Also, the information better.