Avoiding Foot Ulcers

By some estimates as many as 25 percent of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers. These ulcers are open sores or wounds, most commonly on the bottom of the foot. Reduced nerve sensation, poor blood circulation, and fluctuations in blood sugar can make foot ulcers difficult to heal. An ulcer may start small but, left unattended, can quickly develop into a medical emergency. There are simple precautions diabetics can take to avoid ulcers.
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