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Does having type 1 or type 2 diabetes increase my chances of getting a diabetic foot ulcer?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Diabetes (1 or 2) does increase the chance of foot ulcers but this can be mitigated by maintaining control of your diabetes (i.
e., blood sugars). In addition, managing high blood pressure is important as well for proper cardiovascular health and blood flow.

In brief: Yes
Diabetes (1 or 2) does increase the chance of foot ulcers but this can be mitigated by maintaining control of your diabetes (i.
e., blood sugars). In addition, managing high blood pressure is important as well for proper cardiovascular health and blood flow.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diabetic ulcer
Diabetics have increased risk for development of ulcers because of neuropathy which is often seen in uncontrolled diabetics.
Neuropathy is a condition in which there is loss of sensation to the feet. This lack of sensation causes there to be no pain and therefore ulcerations can develop do to poor fitting shoes or do to stepping on something. This can be seen in either type one or type ii diabet.

In brief: Diabetic ulcer
Diabetics have increased risk for development of ulcers because of neuropathy which is often seen in uncontrolled diabetics.
Neuropathy is a condition in which there is loss of sensation to the feet. This lack of sensation causes there to be no pain and therefore ulcerations can develop do to poor fitting shoes or do to stepping on something. This can be seen in either type one or type ii diabet.
Dr. Adam Ringler
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Both.
Any diabetic (type 1 or 2) with peripheral neuropathy is at risk for developing a foot ulcer. Wear good protective supportive shoes, perform daily foot checks, keep your blood sugar as controlled as possible, and find a good podiatrist in your area in case you need some help in future!

In brief: Both.
Any diabetic (type 1 or 2) with peripheral neuropathy is at risk for developing a foot ulcer. Wear good protective supportive shoes, perform daily foot checks, keep your blood sugar as controlled as possible, and find a good podiatrist in your area in case you need some help in future!
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
All diabetics could develop a foot ulcer. Patients with diabetes are particularly susceptible to foot infection primarily because of neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and due to a diminished healing ability.
Patients with diabetes lose the protective sensations for temperature and pain. Impairing awareness of trauma such as abrasions, friction, and blistering, can lead to open wounds.

In brief: Yes
All diabetics could develop a foot ulcer. Patients with diabetes are particularly susceptible to foot infection primarily because of neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and due to a diminished healing ability.
Patients with diabetes lose the protective sensations for temperature and pain. Impairing awareness of trauma such as abrasions, friction, and blistering, can lead to open wounds.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diabetes mellitus
Yes, being a diabetic would increase your risk of obtaining a diabetic ulcer. Any type of diabetes can increase those chances.
We think that by controlling the levels of the blood sugar over a long period of time, that your risk for these ulcers are decreased.

In brief: Diabetes mellitus
Yes, being a diabetic would increase your risk of obtaining a diabetic ulcer. Any type of diabetes can increase those chances.
We think that by controlling the levels of the blood sugar over a long period of time, that your risk for these ulcers are decreased.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Type
Two more likely.

In brief: Type
Two more likely.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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