Diabetic Foot Care
It's especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. Here's how to take care of your feet and advice on when to get professional help.
Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as peripheral neuropathy. This can mean foot injuries do not heal well, and you may not notice if your foot is sore or injured.
"The risk of complications can be greatly reduced if you're able to bring your blood sugar levels under control," says foot specialist Mike O'Neill.
"Ensure that your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are also monitored and controlled with medication if needed."
Information from NHS Choices, available online at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/foothealth/Pages/Diabetesandfeet.aspx (Accessed 18/02/2017)