Diabetic Foot Problems
If you have diabetes, you may develop ulcers or sores on your feet. Up to 25 percent of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes ultimately develop these sores.
Other problems include foot swelling, infections and calluses.
Prevention is important in avoiding these problems. If they do develop, the sooner they are treated, the better the outcome.
In some cases, they can lead to gangrene, a condition in which body tissue dies as a result of loss of blood flow or infection. As a result, amputation of the toe, foot or leg can become necessary.