DIABETIC FOOT ULCER: A CASE REPORT
*Shraddha Devarshi and Vinod Kumar
Introduction: Diabetic foot ulcer is the most dreaded complication of diabetes mellitus. It is imperative for diabetes patients to obtain optimum glucose control by strictly adhering to medication therapy, diet and exercise in order to reduce long term complication associated with non-adherence to treatment recommendation. Case history: Fifty six years old patient who was a known case of Type-II Diabetes Mellitus and on irregular medications was admitted with history of gangrene of right second toe which was later amputed. Blood sugar levels varied between fasting 40-293 mg/dl and post prandial up to 238 mg/dl. Conclusion: Non-adherence to the treatment of diabetes is the major cause for the occurrence of the complication like diabetes foot ulcer in diabetic patients. Here the clinical pharmacist can play a role in patient education regarding his disease and importance of adherence to treatment, timely monitoring of blood glucose, proper foot care so as slow down disease progression.
Keywords: Diabetes, Diabetic foot ulcer, Non-adherence.
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