If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes, you may be wondering “What are diabetic ulcers, and why are they a big deal?” Diabetic ulcers are open wounds or sores on your feet, often on your soles or the bottoms of your toes, where they are hard to see. They begin as small sores or cuts, then progress to full-blown wounds as your body’s slowed immune response can’t repair the damage. Since they are open, they become infected easily. That’s why prompt, experienced diabetic wound care is vital to allow them to heal and to prevent complications that could lead to an amputation.
If you or someone you care about have discovered an open sore on your feet, don’t wait to seek help. Contact Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, for more information about diabetic foot care or to make an appointment. Call (830) 569-3338 or use our website contact form to reach us.