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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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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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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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Preventing complications

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

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Local Council, Emergency Services and Not-for-Profits

Local Council, Emergency Services and Not-for-Profits The Needs of People with Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions in Natural Disasters A Guide for Local Councils, Emergency Services and the Not-for-Profit Sector This guide is for organisations and personnel who deal with natural disasters and emergencies during the planning stages such as local disaster management groups (local council) as well as those who deal with on-the-ground situations after a natural disaster has occurred, such as those managing evacuation centres

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Carers

Carers Guidelines for Carers Although there are important guidelines about meal plans, insulin intake, exercise and so on, they must always be balanced against the first-hand knowledge you both accumulate from living with diabetes each day

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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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