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How can you avoid diabetic ulcers?

20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Tight control

Tight control of your blood sugars and assuring excellent foot care are the best methods.

In brief: Tight control

Tight control of your blood sugars and assuring excellent foot care are the best methods.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Be sure to check out your feet on a daily basis and see a podiatrist at least every 6 months.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Good control

Good diabetes control proper firing shoes are important in mini zing ulcers.
Diabetics should see podiatrist as part of their health care team and treat even minor foot problems before they get worse.

In brief: Good control

Good diabetes control proper firing shoes are important in mini zing ulcers.
Diabetics should see podiatrist as part of their health care team and treat even minor foot problems before they get worse.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Glucose control

The best bet is to tightly control your diabetes.
If overweight consult your doctor about a medically supervised weight loss plan. Wear good fitting shoes and check for any places that might be rubbing especially if you have abnormal sensation in your feet. Seek early care if you start to develope any type of sore.

In brief: Glucose control

The best bet is to tightly control your diabetes.
If overweight consult your doctor about a medically supervised weight loss plan. Wear good fitting shoes and check for any places that might be rubbing especially if you have abnormal sensation in your feet. Seek early care if you start to develope any type of sore.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes control

Routine podiatrist foot exam and toenail care.
No smoking.

In brief: Diabetes control

Routine podiatrist foot exam and toenail care.
No smoking.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prevention

Diabetic ulcers can occur when diabetics have neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy occurs when the diabetes is poorly controlled and results in a loss of protective sensations to the bottom of the foot. Along with skin changes, the pressure areas of the foot can develop a callus which eventually leads to an ulcer. Prevention is the key. Inspect your feet nightly. Wear proper fitting shoes.

In brief: Prevention

Diabetic ulcers can occur when diabetics have neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy occurs when the diabetes is poorly controlled and results in a loss of protective sensations to the bottom of the foot. Along with skin changes, the pressure areas of the foot can develop a callus which eventually leads to an ulcer. Prevention is the key. Inspect your feet nightly. Wear proper fitting shoes.
Dr. Mathew John
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prompt attention

True diabetic ulcers typically occur on the shin and need prompt attention.
Neuropathic ulcers occur on the feet and are caused by uneven pressure on feet with less than normal feeling. They occur in anyone with numb feet. In the US, most, but not all, foot numbness is caused by diabetes, so neuropathic ulcers are often called diabetic ulcers. Footwear here is critical!

In brief: Prompt attention

True diabetic ulcers typically occur on the shin and need prompt attention.
Neuropathic ulcers occur on the feet and are caused by uneven pressure on feet with less than normal feeling. They occur in anyone with numb feet. In the US, most, but not all, foot numbness is caused by diabetes, so neuropathic ulcers are often called diabetic ulcers. Footwear here is critical!
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Good care

Excellent diabetes control, maintain and correct vascular occlusions of needed, avoid tight shoes and get fitted for diabetic ones, avoid pressure points and check them daily.
Avoid extreme dryness or wetness between toes. Podiatrist should do regular checks and correct any bad deformity.

In brief: Good care

Excellent diabetes control, maintain and correct vascular occlusions of needed, avoid tight shoes and get fitted for diabetic ones, avoid pressure points and check them daily.
Avoid extreme dryness or wetness between toes. Podiatrist should do regular checks and correct any bad deformity.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Few ideas

Precaution: examine your feet daily, protect them by wearing shoes, take care of them i.
E: moisturize to not allow them to dry. Keep strict glycemic control, if feel numbness in feet/toes try and treat immediately to prevent this from progressing.

In brief: Few ideas

Precaution: examine your feet daily, protect them by wearing shoes, take care of them i.
E: moisturize to not allow them to dry. Keep strict glycemic control, if feel numbness in feet/toes try and treat immediately to prevent this from progressing.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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