Words are part of each person’s context; people interpret messages and create meaning. For people with diabetes, the words they hear, see and read every day can be helpful or hurtful. Words can contribute to an already stressful disease experience.
Foot problems in people with diabetes are a global problem and there is no area in the world that does not report the development of foot lesions as a consequence mainly of neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. The diabetic foot is a major medical, social and economic problem worldwide. However,
While the prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase world-widely in the near future, research shows that the prevalence of pre-diabetes will increase even more exponentially, owing to population exposure to different environmental factors that lead to insulin resistance such as sedentary lifestyle, high fat/caloric dietary consumption and obesity; thus