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Blood Sugar Control: Check Your Feet

Blood Sugar Control: Check Your Feet

High blood glucose can cause nerve damage, or neuropathy, in the feet and lower limbs, which can lead to loss of sensation and/or development of nerve pain. Lack of sensation, along with poor circulation, increases the risk of infections and foot ulcers that may require partial amputation. Stay a step ahead of diabetes-related foot complications by performing regular self-exams. You should check your feet weekly if you’ve never had complications and daily if you have lost sensation and/or have a history of foot wounds. It’s especially important to look for irregular textures, bumps and lumps, and dry, cracked skin.