Patient Education Term Category: Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose. If blood sugar levels are not normalized in a diabetic, the body may have trouble fending off infections due to decreased functioning of the immune system. This can affect the feet in particular due to peripheral artery disease (lack of circulation) and peripheral neuropathy (loss of feeling). As […]

Proper Footwear for Diabetics

Since diabetics are prone to foot deformities and infections, it is imperative for diabetics to wear proper footwear, even when first diagnosed with the disease. Diabetics can suffer from peripheral artery disease (lack of circulation) and peripheral neuropathy (loss of feeling); as a result, the feet may become susceptible to a slew of problems: ulcers […]

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects over 25 million Americans of all ages; as many as one in three adults in the United States will have high blood sugar levels indicating diabetes. There are different types of diabetes: type 1 (also called juvenile diabetes because it is […]

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