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Description:The healthcare practitioner depicted in this image was in the process of carrying out his assessment of the symptoms experienced by his female patient related to her diabetic condition. Here, we see the physician examining his patient’s right foot.
Why is it especially important to take care of my feet if I have diabetes?

Nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can cause serious foot problems for people with diabetes. Sometimes nerve damage can deform or misshape your feet, causing pressure points that can turn into blisters, sores, or ulcers. Poor circulation can make these injuries slow to heal. Sometimes this can lead to amputation of a toe, foot, or leg.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC – Division of Diabetes Translation; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Diabetes Public Health Resource
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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