As a person with diabetes, you know to be very aware of your foot health. Diabetes impedes your circulation, especially in your feet, which makes ulcer-style wounds more likely to occur. Once you have these wounds, getting them to heal can be a bit of a challenge since slow healing is also a side effect of diabetes. If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, you should absolutely see a doctor. You should also follow the recommendations below to help encourage the ulcer to heal.