Chapter 44. Foot Problems in Patients with Diabetes

  1. Richard I. G. Holt MA, MB BChir, PhD, FRCP, FHEA Professor in Diabetes & Endocrinology2,
  2. Clive S. Cockram MB BS, BSc, MD (Lond), FRCP, FRACP, FHKAM (Med) Emeritus Professor of Medicine3,
  3. Allan Flyvbjerg MD, DMSc Professor of Clinical Endocrinology Chair4 and
  4. Barry J. Goldstein MD, PhD, FACP, FACE Therapeutic Area Head Vice President5
  1. Andrew J. M. Boulton MD, DSc (Hon), FRCP Professor of Medicine

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch44

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Boulton, A. J. M. (2010) Foot Problems in Patients with Diabetes, in Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition (eds R. I. G. Holt, C. S. Cockram, A. Flyvbjerg and B. J. Goldstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch44

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Division, University of Southampton School of Medicine, Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

  3. 4

    Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, The Medical Research Laboratories, Aarhus University Hospital – Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

  4. 5

    Clinical Research, Metabolism Merck Research Laboratories Rahway, NJ, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK and Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191814

Online ISBN: 9781444324808



  • Epidemiology and economic aspects of diabetic foot disease;
  • Health economics of diabetic foot disease;
  • Etiopathogenesis of diabetic foot lesions;
  • Peripheral sympathetic autonomic neuropathy;
  • Prevention of diabetic foot ulcers;
  • Intervention for high - risk patients;
  • Foot ulcers: diagnosis and management;
  • negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT);
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes;
  • Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology and economic aspects of diabetic foot disease

  • Etiopathogenesis of diabetic foot lesions

  • Prevention of diabetic foot ulcers

  • Foot ulcers: diagnosis and management

  • Charcot neuroarthropathy

  • Conclusions

  • References