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How can you prevent diabetic foot ulcers?

The soft tissue of the foot isn’t like that on other parts of the body. Preventive care is crucial on all levels. A diabetic foot ulcer is produced when there is a break in the skin. This leaves the body open to harmful bacteria. Once there is an infection, it can get to the muscle…

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How do you treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Over the course of their lifetime, an estimated 15% of individuals living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. An ulcer is when there is a break in the skin that exposes the body to harmful diseases. Most diabetic foot ulcers are commonly caused by four different areas: poor circulation high blood sugar nerve damage…

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What causes a foot ulcer?

As we learned last week, a foot ulcer is a common cause of lower extremity issues for those with diabetes. They are most often found to develop in older men. The most common mechanism of injury results from repetitive and unperceived pressure on bony areas of the foot as well as pre-existing deformities. There are…

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What is a diabetic foot ulcer?

A foot ulcer is the most common cause of lower extremity issues for those with diabetes. A diabetic ulcer is when there is a break in the skin. This then leaves the body open to harmful bacteria. An invasion of bacteria can often lead to infection if left untreated. It is estimated that approximately 15%…

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