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What happens if diabetic ulcers don't heal; do you get gangrene?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Possibly

Or infection of the skin structures and bone can occur. See a wound specialist or a foot specialist that treats wounds.

In brief: Possibly

Or infection of the skin structures and bone can occur. See a wound specialist or a foot specialist that treats wounds.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Gangrene is the end result. You will go through the above steps first and if those are left untreated it can lead to gangrene which is your body's way of stopping the infection from spreading.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care

In brief: Yes but...

People with diabetes often develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin.
This can lead to serious complication. Infection can lead to amputation. Poor circulation can lead to gangrene which will then need to go onto amputation. It's best to be seen by a professional and if need be referred to a wound care center.

In brief: Yes but...

People with diabetes often develop foot ulcers which are open sores on the feet that go through the skin.
This can lead to serious complication. Infection can lead to amputation. Poor circulation can lead to gangrene which will then need to go onto amputation. It's best to be seen by a professional and if need be referred to a wound care center.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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In brief: Could happen

Depending on where it is one could need an amputationto receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information.
..Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you t.

In brief: Could happen

Depending on where it is one could need an amputationto receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information.
..Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you t.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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