Diabetes and your Feet

All diabetics are warned their metabolic disease will often affect their bodies with tragic consequences, especially in their feet, eyes, and kidneys. Diabetes is often associated with infections, loss of strength and balance, foot ulcers, poor circulation, burning, numbness, gangrene, and amputations. If you have diabetes, it is important to prevent foot problems before they occur. Diabetes, if not properly maintained, can cause damage to your immune and nervous system. If this happens, you may not be able to feel your feet properly. This poses as a risk factor you will not want to take. Having properly fitted shoes that accommodate blisters, bunions, corns, etc. will definitely be a step in the right direction. If you have diabetes, see your local podiatrist to see what you can do to help prevent these complications from arising in the future. At the least, an annual podiatric visit is recommended.

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