Woman holding sore red foot Diabetic Ulcer Management

Patients with diabetes are more likely than other patients to experience amputation. The biggest reason is due to foot ulcers. The damage from foot ulcers doesn’t have to cause amputation. Early detection and treatment can prevent as many as 85 percent of all amputations.

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Person massaging their foot Diabetic Neuropathy

Patients who are affected lose sensation in their feet and, as a result, may lose their “early warning system” which is pain. Feet may develop blisters that become infected without a patient knowing. This is a common problem that often leads to amputation among diabetics.

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