Diabetic foot disease has major implications for a patient’s quality of life – from reduced mobility to potential loss of limb. Anaemia and inflammation have been shown to play a role in diabetic foot disease. Here, the authors report the results of a retrospective analysis of patients with diabetes treated at University College London Hospital, and the relationship between haemoglobin, C-reactive protein (CRP), creatinine levels and foot ulcer risk score. An inverse correlation was found between haemoglobin and CRP, and foot disease progression was linked to haemoglobin decline and CRP rise.
|Journal||The Diabetic Foot Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|