Diabetic Ulcers are sores that frequently don’t heal and may lead to serious complications such as infection, hospitalization or amputation.
Causes of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Diabetics can develop complications associated with diminished sensation (neuropathy), poor circulation or slower response to infection.
- Diminished sensation or numbness minimizes the potential to feel pain or irritation to the feet
- Poor circulation in the feet leads to slower healing and possible infection
- Undetected foot problems such as blisters, calluses or ingrown toenail can lead to serious consequences
- Diabetic foot ulcers occur most often in patients over 40 years old.
Diabetic ulcers are infrequently treated alone without considering cause, infection, circulation, elevated glucose, and neuropathy. Ulcers are an example that VERY early intervention is mandatory to prevent the cascade of complications that can occur.