Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Causes,Symptoms & Treatment

Diabetic ulcers can form due to a combination of factors. Lack of feeling in the feet, poor circulation, foot deformities, foot irritation, trauma and duration of diabetes are all exacerbating factors of developing diabetic foot ulcers.

Symptoms of Diabetic Foot Ulcers:

These symptoms are common and not definitive indicators of having a foot ulcer, if you have diabetes you need to be very careful with your feet and check on them regularly to ensure that you have not developed a foot ulcer.

  • Redness of Feet
  • Swelling of Feet
  • Drainage in your socks

There are many different things that can lead to someone developing a foot ulcer, here are a few things that could possibly be reasons for your foot ulcers:

  • Being overweight can make your chances of developing a diabetic foot ulcer worse
  • Using insulin can also place you at a higher risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer
  • Using tobacco can increase your risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer
  • Using alchol can increase your risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer

How you can take care of your diabetic foot ulcer

These are suggestions, not medical advice. This article cannot replace seeing a medical doctor or professional.

  • Keep your glucose levels under control
  • Keep your foot ulcer clean and bandaged
  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Avoid wearing tight shoes
  • Avoid wearing footwear that chafes

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