Twenty-percent of diabetics will develop foot problems causing the nerves of the feet to lose their sensation of normal feeling (neuropathy), or develop poor lower extremity circulation (PAD). Both of these can lead to disastrous consequences.
Diabetic foot complications can occur rapidly if any of the above characteristics are ignored.
- A minor cut can become infected
- A sore can lead to an ulceration
- A corn or callus can either become infected or develop an ulcer
- Poor circulation can cause gangrene and possible amputation
Talk to us during your visit. There’s common-sense information that can help avoid complications.