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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

Read more on Diabetes Australia website

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

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

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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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Podiatry

Podiatry is the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the feet and lower limbs.

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Children's foot health

Children’s feet are not the same as adults’ feet. Babies' and toddlers' feet are soft and pliable because the bones are not yet completely formed. This means their feet can be more easily damaged than the feet of older children e.g. by shoes that are too tight. Here are some tips for taking care of your child’s feet.

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Preventing complications

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

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Peripheral arterial disease (Arteriosclerosis) | myVMC

Arteriosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the blood vessels characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet

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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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