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Diabetes

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes causes nerve damage and reduced circulation that can be hazardous to your feet. Deterioration of your peripheral nerves (Doctors call it “neuropathy.”) reduces sensation in your extremities, so you may not feel it when you hurt your feet.

Poor blood circulation can also make it difficult for foot injuries and infections to heal. That’s why even a small bump or cut can result in serious consequences if it goes without timely medical attention.