Amputation of the feet or the lower leg is very common among patients who have diabetes. This usually happens if the management of their diabetes is very poor. Diabetes can give rise to a lot of complications. Patients with diabetes mellitus have very poor circulation especially to the extremities. They may also develop neuropathy or nerve damage, which makes them unable to feel that they have cuts or wounds.
Once a patient with diabetes mellitus sustains a wound, proper wound care needs to be done as soon as possible at Mattison Podiatry Group. Diabetics do not only have poor circulation and neuropathy, it is also difficult for them to fight off infection. If wounds are not taken care of the right way, chances are high that they will also get infected.