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This page gives you advice about wearing the most suitable shoes, taking into account the shape of your feet and your diabetes.
This page gives advice on how to look after a diabetic foot ulcer.
This page gives a brief explanation of the causes and effects of neuropathy.
Diabetes can gradually damage the nerves and blood vessels supplying your feet. This happens so slowly that you may not notice that your feet are less sensitive than they used to be. As your feet are less able to let you know when something is damaging them, it is important to look after them. This…
Your feet are important especially when you’ve got diabetes. If people manage their diabetes well most foot problems, including amputations, can be prevented. You can also dramatically reduce your chances of foot problems by taking good care of your feet.
People with diabetes are much more likely to suffer serious foot problems because raised blood sugars reduce circulation and feeling. This damage can lead to amputations. Diabetes is to blame for over 150 amputations in the UK each week. But most foot problems can be prevented. That’s why keeping a…