Diabetic mellitus remains prevalent in the world. It is a condition of hyperglycemia which are at risk of macrovascular and microvascular complications. One of diabetes complications is diabetic ulcers caused by loss of sensation of pain due to neuropathy. The research objective was to assess the characteristics of ulcers in diabetic patients in two general hospitals in Banda Aceh with cross sectional study design with purposive sampling. This study planned to observe a number of 215 diabetic patients. There were 57 people with diabetic ulcers including inpatients and outpatients in two general hospitals in Banda Aceh in the period November- December 2015. Observations were made to assess characteristics of ulcer sufferers. The result showed characteristics of Meggitt Wagner grade 1 ulcer criteria who were dominated by women. Other characteristics included the number of ulcer in only one place, location on foot, minimal exudate, such as a cliff-edged ulcer, skin around the ulcer has minimal inflammation in red pale, ulcer without pain and without maceration. Patients with diabetic ulcers should always observe hygiene, foot health and wound care.