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Health Tip: Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

Health Tip: Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

02/18/13

(HealthDay News) -- Open wounds, or ulcers, can develop on the feet of people with diabetes, often due to poor blood circulation.

The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help prevent foot ulcers:

  • See a medical professional regularly.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Following your doctor's orders to help control cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
  • Wear appropriate shoes and socks.
  • Regularly inspect your feet and let your doctor know about any injuries or problems.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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