Diabetes complications include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat. Proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers.
When foot ulcers do develop, it’s important to get prompt care. An ulcer that won’t heal causes severe damage to tissues and bone and may require surgical removal (amputation) of a toe, foot or part of a leg.
Here’s what you need to know to keep your feet healthy, and what happens if amputation is necessary. (Hyperlink)