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FootSmart • 10 weeks ago

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Many people with diabetes have reduced blood flow to the feet and nerve damage, which makes it harder to tell when something is wrong with their feet. These problems make it easy to get ulcers and infections that can lead to amputation. Stop Diabetes from knocking you off your feet with this important tip!

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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Many people with diabetes have reduced blood flow to the feet and nerve damage, which makes it harder to tell when something is wrong with their feet. These problems make it easy to get ulcers and infections that can lead to amputation. Stop Diabetes from knocking you off your feet with this important tip!

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Many people with diabetes have reduced blood flow to the feet and nerve damage, which makes it harder to tell when something is wrong with their feet. These problems make it easy to get ulcers and infections that can lead to amputation. Stop Diabetes from knocking you off your feet with these tips!

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Many people with diabetes have reduced blood flow to the feet and nerve damage, which makes it harder to tell when something is wrong with their feet. These problems make it easy to get ulcers and infections that can lead to amputation. Stop #Diabetes from knocking you off your feet with this important tip!

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Many people with diabetes have reduced blood flow to the feet and nerve damage, which makes it harder to tell when something is wrong with their feet. These problems make it easy to get ulcers and infections that can lead to amputation. Stop Diabetes from knocking you off your feet with this important tip!

Video: Diabetes Can Knock You Off Your Feet

How can Diabetes affect my Feet?

When living with diabetes, a person can have many different foot problems and some can be serious. But if foot care is part of a health routine, you can Stop Diabetes® from knocking you off your feet.

Foot Care for People with Diabetes: Wash your feet in warm water every day. Dry your feet well. Keep the skin soft with a moisturizing lotion. Inspect your feet every day. Tell your doctor right away if you find something wrong. Ask your diabetes care team how you should care for your toenails. Wear clean, soft socks that fit you. Always wear shoes that fit well. Never walk barefoot indoors or outdoors. Examine your shoes every day for cracks, or anything that could hurt your feet.

Some acute complications require immediate medical attention. These emergencies include: Hypoglycemia Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). Chronic complications tend to arise over years or decades. Often, there is damage before there are symptoms: Vision loss or blindness Kidney damage or failure Nerve pain and damage Heart and blood vessel disease High blood pressure Dental problems Hand problems Foot problems