Diabetes Amputations

Still in its article, Celoi Maria Rabbit (2009), tells that: ' ' The socioeconmico impact of the diabetic foot is great, including physical and social expenses with treatments, internments, incapacitaes drawn out and recurrent as loss of job and productivity. For the individual, it brings repercussion in its personal life, affecting its auto-image, auto-esteem, its paper in the family and in the society and, physical limitation will be had, can occur social isolation and depresso' '. The diabetic foot cause suffering, as changes of the style of life and in the quality of life, disabling the patient, many times, to exert its normal activities. Associating, still, high economic-social costs, in virtue of amputations, precocious retirements, loss of the labor functions in productive etria band, absenteeism to the work and the medical and hospital cost. (MAGELA). Data of the Health department (2009) disclose that approximately 63% of the not-traumatic amputations in occured inferior members in the year of 2008, had occurred in virtue of the Diabetes. ' ' The diabetic foot is responsible for significant parcel of the internments of diabetic patients, consisting also in the biggest cause of hospitalizations drawn out in these pacientes' '.

(OPOSSUM, 1998). In Brazil, diabetes mellitus, also is important cause of amputations of inferior members, being a considerable factor of incapacity, invalidity, precocious retirement and deaths you prevented in diabetic patient (SPICHLER, 1999). The diabetic foot, as well as any another complication of the Diabetes Mellitus, can easily be evitvel, demanding of the patient a special and rigid attention to the feet and a series of cares and changes in its style of life, that fits to the professionals of the health to guide, to acquire knowledge and to evaluate the feet of its patients. 2.3 – Cares with the feet. ' ' The care represents a primordial action in survival of all alive being, especially, of the human being.