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Dr. Brian Belgin says, “One to two percent of diabetics generally will have an ulceration. In some studies, between 20 and 40 percent of diabetics at some point in time will have an ulcer.” A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore, usually located on the bottom of the foot. Belgin, a podiatrist with the GBMC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center says foot ulcers often occur in diabetics because of the loss of sensation in their feet.
 
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“They don't feel anything so they can pick skin off their feet, they can step on something, they can have something in their shoe and they don't know it and it rubs the skin off their foot and it develops an ulceration,” says Dr. Belgin. Be aware of redness or swelling and pain in the area among other symptoms. “Fever, chills, shortness of breath, spike in the blood sugar. Sometimes they just don’t feel well,” says Dr. Belgin.
 
Source: Ashley James, ABC News2 [4/25/17]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

 

 

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