Chapter 21. The International Consensus and Practical Guidelines on the Diabetic Foot

  1. Andrew J. M. Boulton2,
  2. Henry Connor3 and
  3. Peter R. Cavanagh4
  1. Karel Bakker

Published Online: 3 JAN 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0470846399.ch21

The Foot in Diabetes, Third Edition

The Foot in Diabetes, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bakker, K. (2000) The International Consensus and Practical Guidelines on the Diabetic Foot, in The Foot in Diabetes, Third Edition (eds A. J. M. Boulton, H. Connor and P. R. Cavanagh), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470846399.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

  2. 3

    County Hospital, Hereford, UK

  3. 4

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

Author Information

  1. International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JAN 2002
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471489740

Online ISBN: 9780470846391

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Keywords:

  • guidelines;
  • international working group;
  • pathophysiology;
  • management;
  • risk area;
  • ulcer;
  • ulcer treatment;
  • footwear;
  • education

Summary

There are many different strategies applied in diabetic foot care, both within and between countries, and a uniformly high standard has not been achieved. Guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetic foot problems have been formulated in several countries but these are often mutually inconsistent. The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot was formed in 1997. Its goal was to develop evidence-based guidelines to reduce the impact of diabetic foot disease through cost-effective quality health care. The working of the Group is described, culminating in the launch of the Practical Guidelines in May 1999. The guidelines are reproduced in full.