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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 this important tip!

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!

from HowStuffWorks

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

How diabetes affects the feet? Your feet are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of diabetes.

Did you know? There's a close relationship between your feet and diabetes. Get tips for taking care of diabetic feet and toes and shop diabetic products, including shoes and socks, at FootSmart.com

This month is Limb Loss Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to discuss simple steps people with diabetes can take to keep their feet healthy and prevent amputations. People with diabetes are more likely to have a foot or leg amputated than other people because they can develop a variety of foot problems, sometimes even simple ones that can lead to serious complications.

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.