Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations.
Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation
, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy
, poor circulation and foot deformities
among other things. Trauma is another risk factor.