Castro L¹, Castro MA2 and Castro JI³
(1) Medicine student.
(2) Family nurse, UGC Santa Fe.
(3) Nurse, oncogynecology, Carlos Haya hospital, Málaga.


The loss of sensibility caused by diabetic neuropathy requires the patient’s self-care to avoid faint wounds. In this case, the patient suffers burns despite being educated in the matter. This can be attributed to the thermal source’s rarity (sand). The patient does not identify the risk because he does not relate it to his pathology. This clinical case is aimed at stressing the need for a proper education in cases of diabetic neuropathy, including the risks that, although infrequent, are remarkable.


Diabetes Mellitus II ; Diabetic neuropathy; Burns; Thermal sources; Diabetic foot.



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