Diabetes can reduce the blood flow to the feet and reduce the amount of feeling. This can make it harder for blisters, sores and cuts to heal. Less feeling in the feet caused by peripheral neuropathy means damage to the feet often isn’t noticed unless you look for it.
Because diabetes affects every system in your body, you'll need a range of diabetes specialists to help you maintain your health and well-being. Read BootsWebMD's list of 10 questions about diabetes to ask your diabetes care team.
Skin care is especially important for people with diabetes as problems with circulation and loss of sensation in the nerves can make skin problems harder to spot. Here are some diabetes first aid tips.
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