Because of the diabetes, her feet had been numb for quite some time. At the end of September, she noticed an angry red spot on her big toe. The next morning, her whole foot was red.
To her horror, the bottom of her foot turned black.
Foot experts are starting to recognize the importance of using teams of doctors from different specialties to address diabetic foot injuries. You may need a vascular surgeon to improve blood flow to the foot, a foot surgeon to repair the wound, and an endocrinologist to bring down high blood sugar.