Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Why They Occur And How To Prevent This Serious Diabetes Complication
December 8, 2017
What are diabetic foot ulcers and foot pain?
Diabetes is a lifelong chronic metabolic disorder that is followed by problems with the hormone insulin. When your pancreas is healthy, it produces insulin to help your body store and use glucose from the food you eat.
In diabetes, your pancreas releases too little insulin or doesn’t produce it at all. It is accompanied by increased levels of sugar in your blood. High blood sugar can result in damaging of small blood vessels that may negatively affect your kidney, heart, eyes and nervous system. Diabetes has many serious complications, including diabetic foot ulcers and foot pain.