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Position document: Local management of diabetic foot ulcers

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Position document: Local management of diabetic foot ulcers

22 September 2016

Incidence of diabetes among the world’s adult population has almost quadrupled in the past 30 years with 422 million adults worldwide now diagnosed with the disease, according to the 2016 World Health Organization Global Diabetes Report. Within this population, the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is reported to be 4%–10%, with a 1-in-4 risk of ulceration during a lifetime.

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