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    Diabetic Foot Care - Chiropodist Waterloo and Kitchener, Ontario

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    According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of

    the United States population) have diabetes. Nervous system damage (also called neuropathy)

    affects about 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes and is a major complication that may

    cause diabetics to lose feeling in their feet or hands.

    Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics. Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet or

    face severe consequences, including amputation.

    With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can

    cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When

    your wound is not healing, it's at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread

    quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture

    wounds, bruises,