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Handout – Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is a type of bacterial bone infection that moves from acute to chronic phases quickly. The infection usually begins in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via blood. Traumatic injury, frequent medication injections, the use of a prosthetic device, and some surgical procedures can…

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes and Nerve Damage What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation), which affects the blood…

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Foot Ulcers

Dealing with Foot Ulcers Ulcers are skin wounds that are slow to heal. In the foot, as prominent metatarsal heads on the plantar (bottom of the foot)are subjected to increased pressure, the skin begins to become callused. When subjected to shearing forces, there is a separation between the layers on this…

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes and Nerve Damage What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation), which affects the blood…

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Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Treatment of the Diabetic Foot Diabetes can be extremely dangerous to your feet and legs. For a person with diabetes, something as insignificant as a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. This problem is call Diabetic Neuropathy. Diabetes…

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Startling Statistics about Diabetes

Diabetes and Health: A Statistical Look The disease is marked by the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin and impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. Symptoms of hyperglycemia may include frequent urination, excessive thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, tingling or numbness…

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Diabetic Complications for the Feet

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention People with diabetes are prone to many foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor blood circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect…

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