A common complication of diabetes is foot problems. Diabetes can lead to a wide range of foot problems. Diabetic foot ulcers is one of the most common problems of the foot related to diabetes.
Diabetic ulcers are caused due to nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy leads to loss of sensation or feeling in the feet. Hence people with diabetes lose their ability to feel pain and discomfort after an injury. Poor circulation decreases the body’s ability to heal and hence healing becomes hard for even a small cut or injury.
Hence in people with diabetes a small foot ulcer can turn into a serious complication that can lead to loss of your foot, your leg, or even your life.
Foot care to prevent foot complications
If you note any cut, bruise or ulcer on your foot seek immediate help.
What can you to prevent foot ulcers: Besides good foot care other measures that can help to reduce the risk of foot ulcers include;
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