Diabetes can lead to foot complications. Learn more here.

Foot Ulcers

About a quarter of all people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives. The cuts often start out small, but can quickly turn into an infection. Diabetic foot ulcers are the leading cause of foot amputations. Why are shoes so important?...

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Neuropathy (Nerve Damage and Numbness)

Some persons with diabetes have trouble feeling their feet or experience strange burning or tingling sensations. This results from damage to the long nerves that extend from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body. Damage to these long nerves, known as...

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Leg Pain)

Do your legs ache when you walk but feel better when you stop to rest? Do you have painful ulcers on your feet? These are just a few symptoms of a condition known as “peripheral vascular disease.” Peripheral vascular disease occurs when a blood vessel somewhere in the...

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Poll of the Month

Which celebrity did you NOT know has diabetes?