Nutrition Interventions in Adults with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

October 21, 2021

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The following guidelines are designed to assist the clinician to accomplish the difficult goal of improved outpatient nutrition to support the healing DFU wound.

Target Patient Population

Adult patients with diabetes

Target Provider Population

Podiatrists, internists, dieticians, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists and other clinicians who manage patients with diabetes

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Home health, Long term care, Outpatient

Intended Users

Diabetes educator, dietician nutritionist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant, podiatrist


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D017719 - Diabetic Foot, D000066888 - Diet, Food, and Nutrition, D044623 - Nutrition Therapy, D015596 - Nutrition Assessment, D044342 - Malnutrition


nutrition, malnutrition, diabetic foot ulcer, diabetic foot, nutritional interventions, Diabetic foot ulcers, wound care