diabetic foot problems

Robert Klein, DPM, CWS, on Diabetic Foot Disease

In this podcast, Robert Klein, DPM, CWS, speaks about the prevalence of diabetic-related foot ulcer, recurrence, infection, and amputation among people with diabetes, the 5-year mortality of diabetic foot complications compared with cancer, and the economic burden of diabetic foot complications. 

Additional Resource:

  • Armstrong DG, Swerdlow MA, Armstrong AA, Conte MS, Padula WV, Bus SA. Five-year mortality and direct costs of care for people with diabetic foot complications are comparable to cancer. J Foot Ankle Res. 2020;13(1):16. 

Robert Klein, DPM, CWS, is a wound care specialist with Prisma Health and a clinical assistant professor of surgery at The University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, South Carolina.