Early signs of necrosis

The signs that part of a foot is becoming necrotic may be subtle in the early stages, and may mimic bruising or chilblains. A careful search should be made for early signs:

• A toe which is developing a blue or purple tinge, having been previously pink because of infection or ischaemia

• Toes which have become very pale in comparison with their fellows

• An ulcer which has changed its colour from healthy shiny pink granulations to grey, purple or black or its texture from a smooth to a matt surface (Fig. 6.1).

Diabetes Sustenance

Diabetes Sustenance

Get All The Support And Guidance You Need To Be A Success At Dealing With Diabetes The Healthy Way. This Book Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources In The World When It Comes To Learning How Nutritional Supplements Can Control Sugar Levels.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment