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Diabetes - Foot Care

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Diabetes - Foot Care; feet complications; diabetic neuropathy; diabetic vasculopathy; nerve damage; bmlegs

Overview *

Diabetes is a disease that stops a person from making enough insulin to control glucose levels. The disease can cause foot problems. Diabetes can cause nerve damage. It also can cause narrowing of the blood vessels in the feet. Without proper care, foot problems can lead to amputation. These problems include:
- Foot infections.
- Foot ulcers.
- Lower extremity infections.
- Narrowing of blood vessels.
- Nerve damage.
- Numbness.

Keeping your blood sugar within or close to a normal range can help prevent the foot problems associated with diabetes. Wash your feet daily and wear proper footwear. Exercise helps keep the blood vessels healthy and can prevent foot problems. Quitting smoking if you smoke can increase blood flow to the feet and help prevent foot problems. If you are a person with diabetes, check your feet for injuries often and see your health care provider regularly.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Healthy Foot
Diabetes Affects | Prevention
Foot Care | Footwear
Preventing Injury | Regular Checkups
Summary

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program discusses the potential foot complications that accompany diabetes and what can be done to prevent them. The program begins by discussing how diabetes can affect the foot and then covers prevention methods, daily care, regular foot care, footwear, and the importance of regular checkups.

This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout This button starts a multimedia program with interactive questions

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Last reviewed: 11/9/2007

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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