I want to know if the wound on my foot is a possible indicator of diabetes?

I don't know if I have diabetes. I never underwent any testing, but I have these wounds that enable me to walk properly. The wounds on my foot looks like a diabetic wound.

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Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Diabetic foot ulcerations occur when there is unrelieved pressure on a bony part of the foot. These wounds can progress in diabetic patients related to numbness in their feet called neuropathy. High blood sugar levels also contribute to non-healing wounds. I would not say a foot wound is an indicator of diabetes. Non-healing wounds related to diabetes are usually a later sign of uncontrolled diabetes. High blood sugar caused by diabetes can cause symptoms of being very thirsty, very hungry, and having to urinate a lot. Vision changes can also occur. If you are concerned you have diabetes or are having any of those other symptoms, you should make an appointment and see your general practitioner. Also, see a wound specialist if you have a wound that is not healing normally.

Published on Oct 10, 2019

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

Diabetic foot ulcerations occur when there is unrelieved pressure on a bony part of the foot. These wounds can progress in diabetic patients related to numbness in their feet called neuropathy. High blood sugar levels also contribute to non-healing wounds. I would not say a foot wound is an indicator of diabetes. Non-healing wounds related to diabetes are usually a later sign of uncontrolled diabetes. High blood sugar caused by diabetes can cause symptoms of being very thirsty, very hungry, and having to urinate a lot. Vision changes can also occur. If you are concerned you have diabetes or are having any of those other symptoms, you should make an appointment and see your general practitioner. Also, see a wound specialist if you have a wound that is not healing normally.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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