Learn about Diabetes and your feet

When high blood sugar affects nerves and blood vessels, they loose their ability to function. This leaves the person with nerve and blood vessel damage at a higher risk of foot trauma (they can’t feel it) and with a reduced capacity to deal with the foot trauma (the blood vessels can’t get blood to the area). The statistics speak for themselves. Foot problems are 2 times more likely in people with diabetes. 50% of all cases of gangrene are seen in people with diabetes.

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