Frostbite and Diabetic Neuropathy

A. Lee Dellon, MD


Wounds. 2003;15(12) 

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Neuropathy in the patient with diabetes not only may contribute to the risk of ulceration but also may contribute to the risk of frostbite in cold weather conditions due to loss of normal sensibilities in the fingers and toes. Education for the patient with diabetes should include awareness of proper protection of extremities in extreme weather conditions.

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