If you have diabetes, you may have a loss of feeling in your feet and hands, making it difficult to feel pain, which means that you may not recognize signs of a foot ulcer. That’s why it is so important to check your feet every day. Talk with your doctor if you notice:

If you have diabetes, treat even small wounds as an urgent issue needing medical attention. Here are three things you need to do: 

Living with diabetes can make it more difficult for a wound on the foot to heal, leading to a diabetic foot ulcer. Early treatment is the best way to prevent further problems, including amputation. If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, you should seek care from a wound care physician.