Diabetic Foot

Foot problems are a common complication of Diabetes. Diabetes-related foot problems are most frequently caused by nerve damage and poor blood circulation. Infections, ulcers or sores, deformities and trauma can all be the result. Foot problems are the leading reason for diabetes-related hospitalization. Technology, research, and most importantly, diligence by individuals with diabetes can improve the management of diabetes and reduce the risk of foot complications.

Diabetic Foot Symptoms

Some people have impaired or absent abilities to feel pain, temperature, and trauma. They may not be able to sense the position that their foot is in. This makes them vulnerable to injury, such as fractures, sprains, joint dislocation, bone erosion, cartilage damage and foot deformity. They may even continue to walk on a broken bone without knowing it, because they cannot feel it.