In summary, we know why diabetic foot ulcers occur, we can do a lot to prevent them. Understanding the role of poor diabetes control in the development of diabetic neuropathy provides us with an ideal opportunity to attack the problem early. After the development of neuropathy we can still prevent foot ulcers if attention is given to off loading pressure away from high pressure points in the foot.

For people who need help to treat a diabetic foot ulcer there is now great hope. It is not an easy ride and many different practitioners will need to become involved. The good news is that much is now possible and treatment outcomes are fast improving.

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