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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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