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What happens when you have a diabetic foot wound?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Are at risk: For infection and even gangrene if not properly treated. Cause of wound needs to be determined and proper treatment administered.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Hopefully, not much: Diabetic foot wounds if not healed can lead to life-threatening infections. This can lead to amputation or death as worse case scenarios. Good control of blood sugars, adequate nutrition, good wound care and compliance with doctor's instructions can reduce one's risk of serious complication.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the care: If the foot ulcer gets severely infected, the infection could spread to bone and could lead to loss of limb or even life. Have the ulcer properly evaluated and treated to avoid preventable complications.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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