In Sweden, three in four patients with diabetes tested their feet annually, in Norway only one in four. Why this difference?
Almost a quarter of a million people have diabetes in Norway. They have a lot to prevent a heart attack, stroke, damage and kidney damage. Many take up to eight drugs a day to prevent these injuries.
Should we be disturbed by further investigations? Yes, because a fourth with diabetes has leg injuries.
They had a reduced feeling on their feet. They feel bad where they place their feet and therefore become unstable. This increases the risk of falling, interruption and other injuries. And this increases the risk of developing diabetic foot, which takes a lot of time to grow.
Diabetic foot ulcers are an indicator of a more complicated picture of the disease