In today's program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about diabetic wounds on the feet and ankles. Have you heard the saying “Time heals all wounds”? This, however may not be true for diabetic wounds. A diabetic wound or ulceration is an open sore or wound that most often occurs on the bottom of the foot. Of those with diabetes, who develop a wound on the foot, some of those wounds will become non-healing wounds due to infection or a ulcer-related complication. Statistics tell us that 14-24% of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require amputation.

Foot ulcers are a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes, they form as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. They’re most common under the big toes and the balls of the feet. There are 29 million people in the United States that have diabetes. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer.

Dr. Reminga talks about this diabetic foot condition in depth and goes on to discuss the ramifications of developing a foot ulcer that doesn’t heal. He also provides hope for people that have diabetic foot ulcer that won’t heal. Dr. Reminga has a very specific and effective protocol in treating these ulcers. Listen to today’s program to find out more about this diabetic foot condition.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.