In Sweden, three out of four patients with diabetes have studied their feet once a year in only one-fourth in Norway. Why this difference?
In Norway, about a quarter of patients have diabetes. They have a lot to do to prevent heart attack, stroke, eye and kidney damage. Most take up to eight drugs a day to prevent these injuries.
Should we bother with further research? Yes, because four people with diabetes have foot injuries.
Feelings in their feet decrease. They feel bad for putting their feet on the ground and they are becoming unstable. This increases the risk of falling, fracture and other injury. And this increases the risk of developing long-standing diabetic foot ulcers.
Diabetic foot ulcers are indicative of a more complex disease picture.