Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetic Foot Ulcers occur on the feet of people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Up to 15% of people with diabetes are at risk for developing diabetic foot ulcers. Foot ulcers normally form at
the bottom of the foot.

It is important to regularly monitor the feet of people with diabetes for diabetic foot ulcers. When an ulcer is found it is very important to seek treatment immediately. The sooner a diabetic foot ulcer is treated the better the outcome. Ulcers that do not heal or develop a severe infection may lead to amputation of the foot. In fact, approximately 80% of leg amputations in the United States started off as a diabetic Foot Ulcer.