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Diabetic Footcare

The foot is especially affected by diabetes because:

  • diabetes damages the nerves (damage can occur to the foot and not be detected) - this is called peripheral neuropathy.
  • diabetes also affect the circulation. Poor circulation can affect the ability of the body to heal when damage occurs.
  • those with diabetes are more prone to infection - the body's processes that normally fight infection respond slower and often have trouble getting to infections due to the poor circulation.
  • diabetes can also affect the joints, making them stiffer
  • other diabetes complications that can also affect the foot, for example, kidney disease (affects proteins that are involved in wound healing) and eye disease (can't see the foot to check for damage).
    Every diabetic should see a FOOT SPECIALIST regular.
 
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