If You're Diabetic, Foot Care a Must

Date: December 26, 2018

Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes, a foot surgeon says.

Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, making it difficult to feel any sores, blisters or injuries, explained Dr. John Giurini. He is chief of podiatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and co-director of the Wound Care Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham.

Diabetes can also reduce blood supply to the feet, making it difficult for injuries to heal.

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