According to recent diabetes expert opinio, foot care has a key role in avoiding diabetes complications amongst people with diabetes . Diabetes complications occur when a person with diabetes is unable to keep blood glucose levels within a safe range. High blood glucose levels can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes and kidneys.
However, managing diabetes entails much more than simply maintaining good blood glucose control. It is also necessary to manage cholesterol and blood pressure using a healthy diet and exercise, and medication or insulin if needed. Stopping smoking can also help to lower the risk of diabetes complications .
In terms of daily diabetes management, foot care should be a major component. Nerve damage can mean foot problems go unfelt and can quickly become serious. Poor blood flow makes it difficult for foot sores to heal, and this can cause gangrene and amputation in the worst cases.

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