Diabetic Foot Ulcer Teaching Project

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I- Introduction: Diabetes is one of the most discussed and debated chronic disease amongst many conditions in the category, and has been studied extensively. This is undoubtedly related to just how common diabetes is. In fact, in 2013, according to the IDF Diabetes Atlas (2013), 382 million individuals had diabetes, around 6% of the roughly 7 billion world population. Amongst those, about 80% live in low to middle income countries (IDF, 2013). Considering that those countries form the majority of the world and that they encompass a majority of diabetics, we can notice a very wide spread pattern of diabetes in the world. These high numbers are not stagnant, to boot, with 592 million diabetes patients expected in 2035 (IDF, 2013),…show more content…
Indeed, this paper, after the overview given on diabetes, is really about diabetic foot ulcer as one of the prominent complications of uncontrolled diabetes. Diabetic foot is certainly one of the more serious complications in diabetes as it can turn from a minor manifestation to extremes such as amputation in a flash. The processes behind the formation and progress of it will be elaborated at a later part in this paper, as will the details of the teaching project behind this paper, in order to increase awareness about diabetic foot, its prevention and its management. II- Target audience: The target audience naturally includes all patients suffering from diabetic foot for treatment and management purposes, it more importantly includes all type II diabetes patients in the community for prevention purposes as prevention is much more important than treatment in this topic. Treatment modalities as will be discussed later might be extreme, but prevention can help avoid them altogether. III- Subject Area: Diabetes Mellitus type II had been a topic widely known, but not deep enough to be diagnosed or prevented early. Most people have the idea that this is caused only genetically or just for older adults, ignoring some symptoms they might experience under the title of “we are not prone to have diabetes”. The statistics given earlier have shown that diabetes is even more common that those people might think. Several teaching

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