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Diabetic Foot Infection

Individuals with diabetes have blood sugar levels that are too high. Over time, this can damage the nerves or blood vessels. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause the loss of feeling in the feet. A cut, blister or sore may not be felt. Foot injuries such as these can cause ulcers and infections. Serious cases may even lead to amputation. Damage to the blood vessels can also mean that the feet do not get enough blood and oxygen and it is harder for your foot to heal, if there is a sore or infection.

Foot problems can be avoided by controlling your blood sugar levels and practicing good foot hygiene.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

For additional information, please click here http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/237378-overview

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