If you have diabetes then you probably know who serious it is to develop foot ulcers. One of the most frequent long term complications for diabetic people is in fact problems with their feet. Many diabetics come down with peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease each of which makes the effects of diabetes even more pronounced. When these complications lead to open wounds the struggles associated with healing them mount. That’s why the best way to treat diabetic foot ulcers is to prevent them in the first place by wearing the right shoes at all times.
The simple fact of the matter is that foot ulcers wouldn’t really be a problem if blood circulation in the feet was better. Most foot ulcers occur because circulation in the feet is poor enough to make the healing process slow. People with normal blood sugar levels don’t often get peripheral artery disease so they don’t have too much to worry about when it comes to dealing with wounds that don’t want to heal but this is not the case for diabetics.
For long term diabetics, short of reversing diabetes, the best way to treat diabetic foot ulcers is to prevent new ulcers and sores from forming by protecting your feet and by promoting healthy blood circulation in the feet by wearing the right shoes and cleaning wounds topically. Cholesterol plays a role in closing arteries off in the feet so making sure to stay on top of your diet may have some role in improving circulation and promoting healthy foot ulcer healing.
The right diabetic shoes can help to improve circulation by being wider throughout the foot and non-binding in the ankle. They should also be easy to take on and off so that you can easily see and treat wounds throughout the day. A wound shouldn’t ever completely dry but it does need fresh air periodically. Spend a bit more on good diabetic shoes and practice good wound treatment and you should see fewer and less serious foot ulcers in the future.