AYURVEDIC APPROACH OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCER
Diabetes Mellitus is disease known from the dawn of civilization. Sedentary life style, lack of exercise, faulty dietary habits, improper medication and urbanization precipitate the disease. It is estimated that the total number of people with diabetes will rise from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million by 2030. Diabetic foot is one of the common complications of diabetes. Approximately 5-10% of all diabetics develop foot ulcer at least once in their time and more than 50% of non-traumatic amputations of lower limbs are foot complications in diabetic patients. Amputation of a part of lower limb is 15 times more common in diabetics as compares to general populations. In Ayurvedic text it is widely described by Acharya charak and Sushrut under Prameh pidika with its complication and treatment.