You are at high risk if you:n1. Have neuropathyn2. Have poor circulationn3. Have a foot deformity (i.e. bunion, hammer toe)n4. Wear inappropriate shoesn5. Have uncontrolled blood sugarnReducing additional risk factors, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, high cholesterol, and elevated blood glucose are important in the prevention and treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer. Wearing the appropriate shoes and socks will go a long way in reducing risks.