Summer brings long, warm days -- the kind of environment that is conducive to abundant growth of things seen and unseen. Among the unseen, pathogens such as bacteria and fungus tend to thrive in warm, dark, and moist conditions.
What does this mean to the average person? What about the higher risk individual who is afflicted with diabetes or some other condition that compromises their ability to fight infection?
Prevention is always preferred and easier than treating a condition. Simple, daily self-examination is the best way to prevent formation of a foot ulcer but knowing risk factors and what to look for is critical.