Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to foot complications. Find out what good foot care practices you can pick up to keep your feet in healthy condition.
Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to foot complications. As such, foot care is important in the managing of diabetes.
In this section you’ll learn what are some of the complications that may arise and tips to aid in good foot care practices.
It makes your foot feel numb and change its shape, increasing your risk of getting calluses and ulcers.
Uncontrolled blood sugar levels damage nerves over time leading to decreased foot sensation and deformity, e.g., mid-foot collapse, toe deformities and extremely arched foot
Decreased foot sensation, deformity, and improper or inadequate footwear increase risk of calluses and ulcers (wounds).
Extremely poor blood circulation (vasculopathy) can cause problems in your extremities (hands or feet) such as cell death, tissue damage or infections
Surgeries such as angioplasty (unblocking blood vessels), removal of damaged tissue or amputation may be required.
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