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Foot Health Facts for Diabetics (information from foothealthfacts.org)
Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications in the disease: Nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. For those with diabetes, small foot problems can turn into series complications, including:- Ulcers (sores) that do not heal
- Cracked heels
- Ingrown toenails
What is High Risk Foot?
If left untreated
Untreated diabetes can result in other conditions, such as:
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy– this condition doesn’t emerge overnight. Instead, it usually develops slowly and worsens over time. Some patients have this condition long before they are diagnosed with diabetes. Having diabetes for several years may increase the likelihood of having diabetic neuropathy.
Charcot foot– a condition in which the bones of the foot are weakened enough to fracture. With continued walking the foot eventually changes shape. As the disorder progresses, the joints collapse and the foot takes on an abnormal shape, such as a rocker-bottom appearance.
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