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Foot Problems in Diabetics
April 23, 2013

Diabetics are more prone to problems in their feet than non-diabetics.  If left untreated, it can lead to amputation.  There are several reasons for diabetics to develop foot problems……

  1. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
  2. Poorly fitted shoes.
  3. Reduced blood circulation in the feet due to hardening of the arteries.
  4. Injury (either external or internal) to the foot.
  5. Fungal infection.
  6. Walking barefoot, specially on uneven surface.
  7. Smoking, which causes damage to the small blood vessels in the feet.
  8. Improper care of feet.
  9. Foot deformities.
  10. Lack of awareness of diabetic foot care.

If you, your family member, or friend has diabetes, ensure that the feet are not neglected. 

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