Articles about diabetic foot


Five year mortality and direct costs of care for people with diabetic foot complications are comparable to cancer

Last updated: 03/30/2020

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Abstract Background In 2007, we reported a summary of data comparing diabetic foot complications to cancer. The purpose of this brief report...

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Diabetes and Foot Care for Summer

Last updated: 03/28/2020

Summer is approaching and the weather is warming up which means bare feet and flip flops, right? If you are someone with type 2 diabetes, this can be dangerous, especially...

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Causes of Ankle Pain and Treatment Options

Last updated: 03/26/2020

There are many potential causes of ankle pain, ranging from acute injuries, such as an ankle sprain or fracture, to chronic conditions like ankle arthritis. In turn, how...

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When to Seek Treatment for Toenail Trauma

Last updated: 03/24/2020

If you stub your toe or drop something heavy on your feet, you may develop a subungual hematoma, which is blood trapped beneath the toenail. This gives the toenail a red,...

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What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Last updated: 03/22/2020

Diabetic neuropathy refers to a group of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy can affect nerves throughout the body, although it most commonly affects...

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Closely linked with diabetes neuropathy, diabetic nerve pain and diabetes foot care, diabetic foot ulcers affect many people with diabetes. Experts suggest that around 10 per cent of people with diabetes develop a foot ulcer at some point. Foot ulcers can

Last updated: 03/22/2020

Closely linked with diabetes neuropathy, diabetic nerve pain and diabetes foot care, diabetic foot ulcers affect many people with diabetes. Experts suggest that around 10 per...

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Stress Fractures of the Foot

Last updated: 03/15/2020

A stress fracture of the foot is a bone crack that may occur as a result of repetitive low-impact force.1 Stress fractures are not typically sudden events, and they can...

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Signs You Need Prescription Medication for Athlete's Foot

Last updated: 03/11/2020

Even with the best of home care, there may be times when your athlete's foot symptoms won't let up. You may have used an over-the-counter ointment for weeks without fail,...

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What Are Diabetic Socks?

Last updated: 03/09/2020

Diabetic socks are specially designed socks that keep the feet dry, decrease the risk of foot injury, and avoid preventing or slowing blood circulation. They usually are...

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An Overview of Diabetes Foot Care

Last updated: 03/09/2020

Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, good foot care is essential. Over time, diabetes can lead to complications in your feet due to decreased circulation and changes...

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