Got Diabetes? Get Your Feet Checked
Every November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness about one of the leading causes of disability and death in America.
Diabetes can cause many long-term effects such as kidney damage and circulatory issues.
Not only that, but the disease also affects our feet by causing diabetic neuropathy, which damages our nerves and makes us lose feeling. This means that we may not detect any cuts or sores in our feet. And that it can take longer for them to heal properly.
Dr. Jim Williamson of Go Feet Podiatry discusses ways to detect diabetic foot problems.