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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Definition & Overview

Definition

Diabetic foot ulcers are sores that occur on the feet of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes . Up to 25% of people with diabetes develop foot problems. Diabetic foot ulcers usually occur on the bottom of the foot. They precede over 80% of leg amputations in the US. However, the sooner diabetic foot ulcers are treated, the better the outcome.

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