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Diabetic Foot Care

Foot Care Inspect your feet every day, and seek care early if you do get a foot injury. Make sure your health care provider checks your feet at least once a year – more often if you have foot problems. Your health care provider should also give you a list and explain the do’s and don’ts of foot care. Most people can prevent any serious foot problem by following some simple steps. So let’s begin taking care of your feet today. Prevention Your health care provider should perform a complete foot exam at least annually – more often if you have foot problems. Remember [...]

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Diabetic Foot Complications

Foot Complications People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Even ordinary problems can get worse and lead to serious complications. Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage, also called neuropathy. This can cause tingling, pain (burning or stinging), or weakness in the foot. It can also cause loss of feeling in the foot, so you can injure it and not know it. Poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes may also cause problems. Neuropathy Although it can hurt, diabetic nerve damage can also lessen your ability to feel pain, heat, and [...]

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