Inadequate folate intake compromises the repair process in diabetic foot ulcer patients
A lack of adequate folate may negatively impact healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, suggests a recent study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This implies that wound management of people with diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) should include a regular assessment of dietary intake in order to recognize deficiencies in macro-and micronutrients. Addressing these inadequacies may help to optimize healing.
Individuals with DFU are required to take adequate nutrition, therefore, an assessment of dietary intake is critical. A lack of proper intake of nutrients including protein, zinc, and vitamins C and D have all been related to poor wound healing. However, the comprehensive dietary intake of Australian adults with DFU is poorly understood. Peta Ellen Tehan, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia, and colleagues, therefore, aimed to describe the dietary intake of adults with DFU in an Australian setting in a cross-sectional study.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)