Diabetic foot problems
Also known as:
Foot problems, diabetic
When you have diabetes your feet need extra care and attention. Diabetes damages the nerve endings and blood vessels in your feet, making you less likely to notice when your feet are injured. Diabetes also interferes with your body's ability to fight infection. If you develop a minor foot injury, it could become an ulcer or develop into a serious infection. Ulcers can be found on the bottom of your feet, or on the top or bottom of your toes. With good foot care, you can prevent most of these problems.
Whether you have had diabetes for some time or are newly diagnosed, Providence Diabetes Education
offers you and your family the knowledge and self-care skills necessary to live a healthy life.