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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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PRIETO-GOMEZ, Bertha et al. Metabolic syndrome and its complications: The diabetic foot. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2017, vol.60, n.4, pp.7-18. ISSN 2448-4865.

Mexico currently occupies the first place with childhood obesity and the second with adult obesity. This phenomenon has already reached pandemic levels so if the increasing number of obese patients is not prevented, in a fewyears the number of patients with disabilities resulting from metabolic alterations will be alarming.

This review aims to establish the causes of the metabolic syndrome, the mechanisms that are altered and lead to diabetes mellitus, also we will mention the physiological mechanisms altered in hyperglycemia and its consequences. We will analyze one of the diseases with the highest costs for the patient and their family: the diabetic foot.

Keywords : Metabolic syndrome; glycemia; diabetes; diabetic foot.

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