A study of magnesium therapy in diabetic foot care
Author(s): Dr. Harish Nayak Pangal and Dr. Prashanth Kumar K
Abstract:Background: Diabetes has been reported more in the last two decades probably because of the reach of primary health centers in our country. Yet this disease represents only the tip of iceberg of its actual size. This disease has been surprising us from a very long time and the more we know the more questions it throws at us. One such recent study suggests that magnesium supplementation helps in diabetics. This has been proved but does it help in controlling in diabetic foot disease is the question. This paper puts in an effort to find the answer.
Methods: Totally thirty patients were selected in the Department of General surgery who were admitted for diabetic foot. They were divided into two groups of fifteen each randomly and group 1 was given magnesium supplementation along with standard diabetic foot care and the other group was given only standard diabetic foot care. After a month the patients response to the same were compared.
Result: The patients in group 1 were benefitted and so the treatment was also offered to further patients.
Conclusion: Magnesium therapy has a advantage in addition to the standard diabetic foot care.