Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that usually occurs on the bottom of the foot. Lack of feeling in the foot, poor circulation, irritation and trauma and duration of diabetes are a variety of factors that cause foot ulcers to form. Neuropathy, a reduced or complete lack of feeling the foot due to nerve damages caused by long term diabetes, may make patients unaware of foot problems. Checking your feet is important in early detection of foot ulcers. Look between the toes and the sole for cuts, bruises, and blisters, redness, ulcers and any sign of damage. Prevention is the best way prevent the occurrence of a diabetic foot ulcer. It is important to see a podiatrist on a regular basis.
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