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Diabetic Foot Issues

People with diabetes may have an increased risk for developing foot sores, which is the most common reason for hospital stays for people with this chronic condition. Poor circulation can make your foot less able to fight infection and heal, increasing the risk of amputation. It may take weeks or months for sores to heal.

Symptoms

  • Often painless
  • Redness, swelling or signs of infection

Treatment

  • Talk to your doctor about proper foot care.
  • Take pressure off the foot sore. Wearing special shoes or a brace can do this.
  • Keep ulcer clean and bandaged and cleanse the wound daily.

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