Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes, forming as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. They are most common under your big toes and the balls of your feet, and they can affect your feet down to the bones. Unusual swelling, irritation, redness, and odours from one or both feet are also common early symptoms of a foot ulcer. The most visible sign of a serious foot ulcer is black tissue (called eschar) surrounding the ulcer. This forms because of an absence of healthy blood flow to the area around the ulcer.  Diabetic ulcers are most commonly caused by poor circulation, high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), nerve damage, irritated or wounded feet

  • Track 1-1 Hyperglycemia
  • Track 2-2 Podiatric Physician
  • Track 3-3 Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Track 4-4 Charcot neuroarthropathy

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