Journal of Diabetes Research

Diabetic Foot: Current Status and Future Prospects

Publishing date
15 Apr 2016
Submission deadline
27 Nov 2015

Lead Editor

1University Hospital Germans Trias Pujol, Badalona, Spain

2University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

3Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

4VA Medical Centre, Phoenix, USA

Diabetic Foot: Current Status and Future Prospects


Diabetic foot disease is a debilitating complication of diabetes, ultimately affecting 50% of patients with both Type 1 and 2 diabetes leading to significant morbidity and poor quality of life through predisposing the foot from painful neuropathy to sensory loss, ulceration, and amputation. However, current treatments for DFD are usually not very effective as the underlying mechanisms are not clearly understood. Further, it represents at least 12-15% of the overall cost associated with diabetes and up to 40% in developing countries. Although the interest of the researchers and clinicians has increased in recent years in DFD, it is still the Cinderella among diabetes complications in terms of research efforts and clinical resources and outcomes. Additionally, the complexity of its management needs to be addressed on a multidisciplinary approach that should gather all expertise necessary for the optimal management of each aspect of this complication.

We invite authors to submit high-quality original research articles and state-of-the-art reviews. Researchers and clinicians with different professional expertise are encouraged to submit their work: podiatrists, diabetologists, endocrinologists, internists, neurologists, nurses, general practitioners, vascular medicine specialists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, and other professional experts involved the care and understanding of this condition, including basic and translational research.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of the diabetic foot and associated complications
  • Biomarkers in diabetic foot disease
  • Early detection and prevention of diabetic foot disease
  • Pathophysiologic pathways, including neuropathy and diabetic vascular disease
  • General management and multidisciplinary approach
  • Organizational aspects
  • Local ulcer management
  • Infection: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
  • Surgical treatment
  • Peripheral artery disease: diagnostic and treatment issues
  • Neuroarthropathy: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Offloading and footwear
  • Cost and health economic aspects of the diabetic foot
  • Nutrition and the diabetic foot
  • Genetic aspects


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5691305
  • - Editorial

Diabetic Foot: Current Status and Future Prospects

Didac Mauricio | Edward Jude | ... | Robert Frykberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2879809
  • - Research Article

Increased Mortality in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients: The Significance of Ulcer Type

N. K. Chammas | R. L. R. Hill | M. E. Edmonds
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5938540
  • - Research Article

Diabetic Microangiopathy Is an Independent Predictor of Incident Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Masuomi Tomita | Yusuke Kabeya | ... | Akira Shimada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5439521
  • - Research Article

Epidemiology of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Amputations in Romania: Results of a Cross-Sectional Quality of Life Questionnaire Based Survey

Cosmina I. Bondor | Ioan A. Veresiu | ... | Norina A. Gavan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8931508
  • - Research Article

Risk Factors for Foot Amputation in Patients Hospitalized for Diabetic Foot Infection

Maria Teresa Verrone Quilici | Fernando de Sá Del Fiol | ... | Maria Inês Toledo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6247045
  • - Research Article

Decrease in (Major) Amputations in Diabetics: A Secondary Data Analysis by AOK Rheinland/Hamburg

Melanie May | Sebastian Hahn | ... | Dirk Hochlenert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5639129
  • - Research Article

The Four-Herb Chinese Medicine Formula Tuo-Li-Xiao-Du-San Accelerates Cutaneous Wound Healing in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats through Reducing Inflammation and Increasing Angiogenesis

Xiao-na Zhang | Ze-jun Ma | ... | Li-ming Chen
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