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Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected by diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy, or nerve damage. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well taken care of. Otherwise, … Continue reading Diabetic Foot Care

Daily Foot Care for Diabetics

To prevent various foot problems that are known to occur in diabetics such as decreased blood flow to the lower extremities and nerve damage, diabetics should practice regular preventative measures. A simple daily foot care regimen can include washing the feet with mild soap and warm water, carefully drying the feet, and examining the feet … Continue reading Daily Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected with diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy (nerve damage). Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well taken care of, or else … Continue reading Diabetic Foot Care

“Diabetic You” Event Teaches Diabetics How to Take Care of Themselves

Mary Washington Hospital brought local citizens together and taught them about living with diabetes through a, “Diabetic You” event. 62-year-old Valerie Lewis, one of the participants, has had diabetes since she was young. She is now extremely dependent on medication. “Knowing you have diabetes and doing the right thing about it, is hard,” Lewis said, … Continue reading “Diabetic You” Event Teaches Diabetics How to Take Care of Themselves