Diabetes has several complications including issues with the feet. When infections take over, they can be difficult to resolve and unfortunately, the only resolution is amputation. At one time, this problem wasn't widespread but with the increasing rate of diabetes, particularly in the United States, it has become a serious issue. The cost to healthcare is at least 1.6 billion dollars annually but that pales compared to the heartbreak to both patient and loved ones. The situation is made even worse as it can be prevented or at least controlled with early diagnosis.