Diabetes and Foot Care

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Diabetes and Foot Care

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Diabetes can be a devastating disease which affects the entire body.  Uncontrolled sugar can lead to damage to the kidneys, eyes, and the cardiovascular system.  Many people are unaware however, that elevated sugar levels can lead to problems with the feet as well.  Loss of peripheral sensation can cause burning pains in the feet known as peripheral neuropathy.

Follow some of these tips from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease to keep you feet in great shape. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/prevent-diabetes-problems/Pages/keep-feet-healthy.aspx

And if you do develop a foot related complication from diabetes, please call us here at 352-376-5112.  We are here to help you!

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