Frank Bures: Diabetic foot ulcers: A story, and a lesson

Here’s a story about a foot ulcer and it’s tragic result in a diabetic with several other health problems. This is an attempt to inform people with diabetes about the vital necessity of foot inspection and care. It goes like this … Someone familiar, who will be Uncle Al for this yarn, had his left foot and lower leg amputated because of a diabetic foot ulcer he didn’t even know he had, because he never looked. Uncle Al has been a very happy fellow throughout his life. He had known he has diabetes for quite a while. He also has had a heart attack, and more lately congestive heart failure of controllable nature — if he watches it … read more