Improve dry skin and prevent diabetic foot problems, ulcers.

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Of people with diabetes who enter the hospital, about one in five do so for diabetic foot problems. But you can protect your feet by following some basic guidelines and knowledge.  Diabetic foot ulcers can develop if proper diabetic foot care is not maintained careful to watch for signs of neuropathy.

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Diabetes can cause changes in the skin of your foot. At times your foot may become very dry. Dry skin may peel and crack. The problem is that the nerves that control sweating in your foot no longer work. Therefore chances of developing diabetic foot uclers or other diabeic foot problems, ie:diabetic neuropathy, are drastically increased.

Foot care should be a part of the diabetic persons daily routine, along with dry skin treatment. Lack of feeling in the feet  necessitate even  closer daily observation. Obesity  may prevent the person from being physically able to view their feet. A family member, neighbor, or a visiting nurse may need to perform this important monitoring.

About 70 percent of the foot ulcers people with diabetes develop result from minor injuries in a numb foot from diabetic nerve damage which is often referred to as diabetic neuropathy. If a foot ulcer gets infected and is not successfully treated, it may lead to an amputation. About 56,000 people with diabetes have amputations each year. Be informed, take control of your health and check your feet. You can prevent foot ulcers and complications with proper daily foot care.

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Each section here has specific information for diabetic foot care. The overview to the left shows the necessity of proper care.

The Prevention section details how to avoid problems before they start, while the Dry Skin care section gives tips for the body as a whole.

Product reviews will help you decide which one is right for your lifestyle. And you have to see Quick Tips area is a quick tip section to live by everyday.

(Information provied here is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. Reference material from American Diabetes Association and National Institute of Heatlh)

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