You are at high risk if you:
1. Have neuropathy
2. Have poor circulation
3. Have a foot deformity (i.e. bunion, hammer toe)
4. Wear inappropriate shoes
5. Have uncontrolled blood sugar
Reducing 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.