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Foot care

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Foot care

Foot care Looking after your feet When you have diabetes you need to take care of your feet every day Having diabetes can increase your risk of foot ulcers and amputations Daily care can prevent serious complications Check your feet daily for changes or problems Visit a podiatrist annually for a check up or more frequently if your feet are at high risk Why? Your feet are at risk because diabetes can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, blood circulation and infection

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Foot Care

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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Spina Bifida - Foot care | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

If you have reduced feeling in your feet you need to take special care

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Your feet & diabetes

Good foot care can help prevent the onset of major foot problems. Every person with diabetes needs to be careful about their feet.

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Feet: checklist for foot health - myDr.com.au

Foot problems such as smelly feet, athlete's foot, plantar warts, corns and infected toenails can all be alleviated through good foot care. Use this checklist of quick questions to check the health of your feet. 

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Spinal Cord Injury - Foot Care and Spinal Cord Injury | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Feet need special attention as they are vulnerable, especially if you have reduced feeling in your feet

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Preventing complications

Diabetes is a complex condition that affects many parts of a person's body.

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Friedreich's ataxia (genetic disorder) information | myVMC

Friedreich's ataxia is a genetic disorder of the central nervous system which causes heart disease but does not affect intellectual ability.

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Peripheral arterial disease (arteriosclerosis) information | myVMC

Peripheral arterial disease is arteriosclerosis or damage to the blood vessels of the legs and feet. Blood flow is restricted and nerve damage may occur.

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For family & carers

For Family and Carers The experience of caring for someone with diabetes is different for everyone

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