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Table 2 Comparison of the University of Texas Diabetic Foot Risk Classification [9] and National Evidence Based Guidelines for risk status [7]

From: Identifying type 2 diabetes risk classification systems and recommendations for review of podiatric care in an Australian Aboriginal health clinic

University of Texas risk category University of Texas risk definition National Evidence Based Guidelines risk status National Evidence Based Guidelines frequency of foot examination
0 No Neuropathy “low risk”- people with no risk factors and no previous history of foot ulcer/amputation Annually
1 Neuropathy, no deformity “intermediate risk”- people with one risk factor (neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease or foot deformity) and no previous history of foot ulcer/amputation Every 3 - 6 months
2 Neuropathy with deformity “high risk” - people with two or more risk factors (neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease or foot deformity) and/or a previous history of foot ulcer/amputation Every 3 - 6 months
3 History of pathology
4a Neuropathic wound
4b Acute Charcot’s joint
5 Infected diabetic foot
6 Ischaemic limb