Diabetic foot ulcers are sores or
wounds on the feet that occur in people with
diabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are
abnormally high. If a foot ulcer goes untreated and does not heal, it may
become infected. Because this may result in the foot needing to be
amputated, preventing ulcers is very important. The January 12, 2004,
issue of JAMA includes an article about
preventing diabetic foot ulcers.