As many diabetics already unfortunately know, the proper care and monitoring of their feet is an important part of their treatment regimen. The reason is that diabetes negatively affects both the big and small blood vessels throughout the body. As a result, a small injury to the foot can, without proper blood supply, turn into a major loss of tissue, sometimes with an accompanying infection. In order to keep the infection contained, amputations are often necessary. Thankfully, there are a number of options available for the treatment of difficult diabetic ulcers.
The physicians at University Vascular Associates (UVA) are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of the vascular complications of diabetes. If you are diabetic and have an untreated wound, don’t waste any time in calling UVA today to schedule an appointment.