Foot Care

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Foot Care for Diabetics

The incidence of limb-threatening ulcerations in diabetics is very high, affecting approximately one in six to seven patients. Non-healing “diabetic” ulcers are the major cause of leg, foot, and toe amputations in this country, after traumatic injuries such as motor …

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Pedicures

As people with diabetes become more proactive incontrolling their diabetes, concerns arise about thesafety of certain preventive and alternative options.Pedicure services, often utilized as part of a routine regimenin good foot care, is one of the issues warranting furtherconsideration.

In …

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Nailing Down Nail Infections

The condition of your nails may point directly toward the condition of your health.

If you are in good health, your fingernails and toenails tend to be smooth, somewhat curved and slightly pink. Abnormalities in the color, shape or condition …

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Test Can Predict Foot Problems

A test that measures muscle activity can predict the development of foot ulcers, while other tests can predict amputation and even death, say researchers at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom.

Using motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV), which …

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Treating Your Feet

The most recent statistics say 86,000 people with diabetes suffer from lower-limb amputations. Experts, however, say that half of them could be avoided.

How? By educating doctors and their patients about how to better treat diabetes-related foot problems.

That’s why …

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