Diabetes foot care: What to look for

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If you have diabetes, you’ve probably discovered that it affects your health in many ways. But it can be easy to overlook one spot that often|that|which escapes focus: your toes.

Understand the problem

Just a small foot sore can lead to a diabetic ulcer and even amputation if not treated correctly and in a timely manner. So if you have diabetes, each cut or tender|tender or every cut ought to be taken.

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“Diabetes can lead to stress or small blood vessel disease in your toes, causing nerve damage and circulation problems,” says Baker Machhadieh, MD, with Kettering Physician Network Endocrinology and Diabetes in Hamilton. “A loss of feeling — often in the feet or legs — means minor injuries can go undetected, allowing infection to install.”

A diabetic foot ulcer can occur almost anywhere on the foot. But very often|But they appear on the ball, the bottom of the big toe, or the top or sides of the foot|the base of the big toe, the ball, or the top or sides of the foot|the base of the big toe the ball, or the top or sides of the foot|sides of the foot, the bottom of the big toe, or the top or the ball. It can be caused by ill-fitting shoes|Ill-fitting shoes can cause it pressing or rubbing against the skin, or it can be triggered by an injury.

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