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15% of diabetic patients develop an ulcer, of the 15%, 85% of amputations result due to non-healing ulcers. 

Neuropathic Ulcers
A neuropathic ulcer forms when a diabetic patient lacks sensation in their feet however, they have a good vascular supply. Neuropathic ulcers occur at pressure points, usually on the plantar aspect of the foot or the apices of toes, and usually have a build up of hyperkeratosis around the area. Neuropathic ulcers are usually painless, however, if pain exists this may indicate an infection. 
 
Neuroischemic Ulcers
A neuroischemic ulcer usually occurs when a diabetic patient is suffering from neuropathy as well as a reduced vascular supply. These type of ulcers take longer to heal as they have a reduced blood flow to the area. Neuroischemic ulcers usually occur on the margins of the foot and appear as a red mark, with a blister formation which then turns into a shallow ulcer with a base of sparse granulation tissue, often a halo of erythema is present around the ulcer. Neuroischemic ulcers often have a very limited amount of hyperkeratosis build up. 
 
Signs an Ulcer is Healing
- Ulcer base becomes pink
- Ulcer base becomes shiny 
- Dimensions decrease
- New epithelization
- Ulcer has less undermining
- Sinus depth decreases
 
Signs an Ulcer is Deteriorating
- Ulcer colour changes
- Matte surface develops over the ulcer bed
- Ulcer becomes moist with increased discharge
- Foot becomes painful
- Ulcer becomes malodorous
- Ulcer becomes undermined
 
If you or a loved one believes they are experiencing an ulcer/wound, it is important to get it looked at immediately by a chiropodist or at a hospital.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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