Nursing care for Diabetic Foot

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kidneycare Posted: Tue, Jan 15 2013 4:14 AM

Foot problems in diabetes usually arise from two severe complications of diabetes: nerve damage and poor blood circulation. As a result, patients can experience sensation loss, difficulty in walking, tingling or burning sensations in their lower limbs. Decreased blood circulation from diabetes and lack of feeling can allow a small blister to progress to a serious infection is several days, the consequence of which can range from hospitalization for antibiotics to amputation of a toe or foot. Thereby, it is essential for diabetes patients to take special care to prevent or control foot problems.

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