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DIABETIC FOOT CARE

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you may not notice a foreign object in your shoe. As a result, you could develop a blister or a sore. This could lead to an infection or a nonhealing wound that could put you at risk for an amputation.

Diabetic foot is one of the most serious complications of diabetes that can affect any diabetic patient. If not treated well, the diabetic foot can be associated with devastating consequences such as loss of limb and life. According to the research, diabetic patients lose a limb every 20-30 seconds worldwide. Moreover, the risk of a diabetic patient getting amputation is 25% higher than that of the non-diabetic person. Approx 40,000 amputation surgeries are performed every year on diabetic patients. The good news is the condition is preventive. If cared properly, the patient can recover from diabetic foot without having to undergo amputation. Keep reading to learn more about the diabetic foot, its causes, and treatment options.