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Foot ulcers

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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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Diabetes in Australia

Diabetes in Australia Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system

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Wound care - myDr.com.au

Different types of wounds require different types of care, depending on whether they have resulted from surgery, punctures, burns, tears or ulcers.

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Diabetic neuropathy - Better Health Channel

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and/or gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas

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About type 2 diabetes | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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Diabetic conditions affecting the legs and feet - myDr.com.au

The feet and legs are common sites for complications in people with diabetes, and for this reason good foot care is very important.

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Scurvy returns to Australia due to poor diet - myDr.com.au

Scurvy, a disease caused by lack of vitamin C, has resurfaced in Australia in Western Sydney. Symptoms include swollen bleeding gums and joint pain.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Leg ulcers

Leg ulcers are extremely common and occur more frequently in elderly people. In countries with developed health systems, 1-3% of the total health budget is spent on treating leg ulcers.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition where the body has difficulty processing the carbohydrates in food because the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective, or a combination of both.

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