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SJHH ... / Kidney & Urinary Services/ Learn Do Live/ Live Well With Diabetes/ Care for your feet/ Information sheets

 
 
   

Care For Your Feet

Information Sheets

Caring for your Feet
Keeping your feet healthy is a very important part of managing your diabetes. These links can help you learn how to best care for your feet and know the warning signs of common problems with your feet.

Poor Circulation & Diabetes
Over time, high blood sugar levels can make your arteries thick, narrow and rough inside. This makes it harder for the blood to flow through the arteries, and can lead to a condition called Peripheral Arterial Disease. Learn how to protect yourself with the documents below.

Amputation
Diabetes can cause problems with your legs, including limited blood flow or nerve damage. If this becomes severe, amputation may be the only option. The information below can explain what to expect with this procedure if your doctor has said it's the best choice for you.

Medication
If you have problems with your legs because of your diabetes, your doctor may prescribe medication. Your doctor will be able to help you decide the best treatment plan for you.

 

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