Journal of the Endocrine Society
Oxford University Press
MON-683 Assessment of Features Associated with Diabetic Foot Risk in General Hospital in Lima-Peru
Volume: 4, Issue: Suppl 1
DOI 10.1210/jendso/bvaa046.1185




Objectives: To determine the frequency of diabetic foot risk of ulceration and associated factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods and materials: We used a cross-sectional descriptive design. Data collection was performed in the foot at risk office at Maria Auxiliadora hospital over a period of 3 years, dating from the october 2016 to september 2019.

Foot risk assessment was based on the International Working Group of Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) system, which evaluates peripheral neuropathy (with monofilament or tuning fork), biomechanical deformity, peripheral arterial disease (altered pulse or ankle branchial index) or a history of foot ulcer1,2. Foot risk frequency was found according to epidemiological characteristics, and the prevalence ratios with 95% confidence interval were calculated to association analysis, we perform bivariate and multivariate analysis using a generalized linear model. This study has the approval of the María Auxiliadora HospitaĹs Ethics Committee.

Results: a total of 402 subjects were included in this study, 63.3% were women, average age 62 yo and diabetes duration <10 years in 56%. 76.6% presented risk to develop ulcer, of which 54.7% presented biomechanical deformation, 37.3% Peripheral Neuropathy (NP), 35.4% Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), and 12.7% history of foot ulcer. Patients with foot at risk were associated with older age (RP 1,006, 95% CI 1,001-1.01), and with a score> 5 with respect to <5 in the Total Symptom Score (RP 1.26, 95% CI 1.05-1.51).

Conclusions: 3 of 4 patients have a foot at risk of ulceration, predominantly due to biomechanical deformation and peripheral neuropathy, and this risk was associated with older age and greater pain symptomatology.


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2. Peters E, Lavery L. Effectiveness of the Diabetic Foot Risk Classification System of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot. Diabetes Care. 2001 24:1442–7.

Yovera-Aldana, Perez-Cavero, Sipiran, Barrios, Callacna, Cruz-Estacio, Flores, Roncal, Huayta, Damas-Casani, and Zubiate: MON-683 Assessment of Features Associated with Diabetic Foot Risk in General Hospital in Lima-Peru Assessment of Features Associated with Diabetic Foot Risk in General Hospital in Lima-Peru&author=Marlon Augusto Yovera-Aldana,Sonia Helen Perez-Cavero,Candy Ivoone Sipiran,Haydee Barrios,Eduardo Callacna,Delia Cruz-Estacio,Diana Consuelo Flores,Lorena Roncal,Julio Huayta,Lucy Nelly Damas-Casani,Carlos Zubiate,&keyword=&subject=Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism,Diabetes Complications II,AcademicSubjects/MED00250,