Here we go again: remission and re-ulceration in the diabetic foot
Ellis, Mairghread JH
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Bullen, Benjamin and Young, Matthew and McArdle, Carla and Ellis, Mairghread JH (2018) Here we go again: remission and re-ulceration in the diabetic foot. The Diabetic Foot Journal, 21 (1). pp. 34-37. ISSN 1462-2041
A case report of an individual presenting with a self-inflicted diabetes foot ulcer following inappropriate over-the-counter corn plaster use was published in the October 2016 issue of this journal (Bullen and Young, 2016). The role of low health literacy was discussed in order to optimise diabetes foot education. This update documents recurrent ulceration 1 year following initial presentation, illustrating a need for ongoing, personalised diabetes foot education for those ‘in remission’ from foot disease. The importance of patient recognition of the signs and symptoms of benign hyperkeratotic lesions and active diabetes foot disease is discussed, facilitating early presentation to podiatry services and prevention of further complications.