A diabetic foot ulcer is a wound in the foot of people with diabetes.It is commonly found at the bottom of the foot. In addition, many people with diabetic foot ulcers may have their feet amputated due to tissue damage and necrosis.
It is important to consider the stage of diabetic foot ulcer during treatment. A diabetic foot ulcer has five stages of disease progression. These are:
Diabetic foot ulcer develops in patients with persistently uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. The causes of diabetic foot ulcers include peripheral vascular disease, poor glycemic control, poor foot care, and neuropathy.