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Diabetic Foot Ulcers : Prevent them, treat them right

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 | 0 comments

Diabetic Foot Ulcers : Prevent them, treat them right

Diabetic? Here’s why (and how) you have to take extra special care of your feet. A skin ulcer occurs when an area of skin has broken down and the underlying tissue can be seen. Most skin ulcers occur on the lower legs or the feet. In a normal person, the skin ulcer heals quickly after the injury. However, in a person with diabetes, the healing process is impaired and takes more time even if the injury is minor. An ulcer can develop from any source of irritation to the skin: a corn or callus that grows too thick, excessive pressure or abrasion of one part of the foot, or a splinter or...

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