How would you know if you had diabetic foot ulcers? [Dr. Herman]

Q: How would you know if you had diabetic foot ulcers? 

A: For anyone with diabetes or poor circulation, it is very important to regularly have their feet checked, either by themselves, family members, or medical professionals. The earliest signs of the development of ulceration and diabetic foot ulcers include the development of a red crater in the patient’s skin. This could be present by the toes, on the bottom, or the top of the feet, and it’s often seen at a place of friction as well. This red crater ulcer will also be affected by a border of thickening and calloused skin in the early stages. 

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