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Take Care of Diabetic Feet

Content provided by: Better Medicine from Healthgrades

An Unnerving Condition

If you have diabetes, you have blood sugar levels that are too high. Over time, this can damage your nerves and the blood vessels in your body. Damaged blood vessels mean your feet aren't getting enough oxygen or blood. With nerve damage, you may experience burning pain or a loss of feeling in your feet. It's why a small blister can turn into a major problem in the form of an ulcer.

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Medically Reviewed By: Louise Akin RN, BSN; Sara M. Foster RN, MPH

Last Annual Review Date: 2009-06-18

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Neuropathy is most commonly seen in people who have had diabetes for at least 25 years.