Characteristics of diabetic foot lesions and its complications


  • Carla Luiza da Silva
  • Cintia Moleta
  • Emanoel Severo
  • Maria Dagmar da Rocha Gaspar
  • Mariane Antunes Cavalheiro


Health Assessment, Tertiary Prevention, Diabetic Foot.


Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases, and the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality, involving some complications, leaving the patient vulnerable. The aim of this work was to determine the prevalence of lower limb amputations due to diabetic ulcers of patients with infection at a Family Health Unit and analyze the physiological changes detected during the assessment of the patients. This is a retrospective approach to quantitative research, conducted from May to October 2010 with a sample of 40 people involved in the activities. As a result it was found out that the patients have some deformity or bony prominence (30.8%) and relative insensitivity and the dryness of the feet, 46.2% had such complications. It is concluded that health professionals, especially nurses should perform care for these patients, thus delivering knowledge-focused in the care and prevention, through educational activities aimed at the social well-being.



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Silva, C. L. da, Moleta, C., Severo, E., Gaspar, M. D. da R., & Cavalheiro, M. A. (2012). Characteristics of diabetic foot lesions and its complications. Rev Rene, 13(2). Retrieved from



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