Diabetes Mellitus is a silent disease and now recognized as one of the fastest growing threat to public health in almost all countries of the World. They estimated that by 2025, 300 million people worldwide will have diabetes and by 2030, 360 million people. Thus, by 2030, worldwide prevalence will approach 5 percent. 1-4 In general; the incidence of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEAs) has been reported to be at least 15 times greater in those with diabetes than with any other concomitant medical illness. The need for the study was to assess the cause for diabetic foot ulcer among patient with diabetic foot ulcer in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital.
Objectives: To assess the cause for diabetic foot ulcer among patient with diabetic ulcer foot in patients admitted in Saveetha Medical College.
Research approach: quantitative approach, retrospective research design was used for 30 samples by convenience sampling technique.
Results: The results shows that regarding the type of diabetes mellitus among 30 patients all 30(100%) were in the Type II, the duration of Diabetes Mellitus 15(50%) were less than 5years, 9(30%) were between 5-10years and 6(20%) were more than 10years duration, the type of treatment 17(56.66%) were on oral hypoglycaemic agent, 10(33.33%) were on insulin, 3(10%) were on both. the body mass index 24(80%) were between 18-24.49,4(13.33%) were between 24.5-29.5,2(6.66%) were more than 29.5 and the socio economic status 3(10%) were under middle class, 27(90%) were under lower class.