10 doctors weighed in:
How long does it usually take for a diabetic foot ulcer to develop?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
6 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple factors
It can hours to days - multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, pressure, neuropathy and trauma are the major risk factors.
The amount of each of those determines time frame. Poor circulation and foot deformities among other things which have a role in time frame.

In brief: Multiple factors
It can hours to days - multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, pressure, neuropathy and trauma are the major risk factors.
The amount of each of those determines time frame. Poor circulation and foot deformities among other things which have a role in time frame.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer
Once a diabetic has underlying neuropathy, with the loss of feeling in the lower extremities, an ulcer can develop within a short time.
A small, unnoticed pebble in a shoe can result in an ulcer within a hour or two with walking or rubbing. This is why it is imperative for all patients with diabetes to check their feet daily and their footwear always before donning.

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer
Once a diabetic has underlying neuropathy, with the loss of feeling in the lower extremities, an ulcer can develop within a short time.
A small, unnoticed pebble in a shoe can result in an ulcer within a hour or two with walking or rubbing. This is why it is imperative for all patients with diabetes to check their feet daily and their footwear always before donning.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very quickly
Depending on your diabetic control, circulation and and the causing injury it could develope overnight.

In brief: Very quickly
Depending on your diabetic control, circulation and and the causing injury it could develope overnight.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Can develop quickly
Diabetics are at a higher risk for foot problems due to possibly having diminished, sensation and circulation in the feet which may lead to diabetic foot wounds , infection, gangrene, and possible need for amputation.
Seek professional advice to see how you can prevent possible complications.

In brief: Can develop quickly
Diabetics are at a higher risk for foot problems due to possibly having diminished, sensation and circulation in the feet which may lead to diabetic foot wounds , infection, gangrene, and possible need for amputation.
Seek professional advice to see how you can prevent possible complications.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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