When you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk for foot complications. Nerve damage and poor circulation are both associated with the disease, and they can be a dangerous combination. Something as small as a blister or scratch can go unnoticed due to the lack of sensation in your feet. Poor blood flow inhibits the healing process, increasing the chance for the unnoticed wound to become infected. This can lead to major consequences, including amputation, if left untreated.
Regular diabetic foot exams can catch problems before they become serious. If you have diabetes, make a self-foot exam a part of your daily routine. Look for any signs of trouble, such as cuts, red or dry patches, temperature changes, or corns and calluses. If you spot anything unusual, contact Country Foot Care immediately. Be sure to schedule regular visits as well, to ensure that your feet stay safe and healthy.
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