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Foot wounds can lead to serious complications for people with type 2 diabetes. That’s why it’s important to protect your feet and treat any cuts, scrapes, or calluses right away. A local infection can spread to other soft tissue or to bone and even your blood, which can lead to sepsis, a dangerous and potentially life-threatening level of infection, says Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a podiatrist at Hackensack University Medical Group in Emerson, New Jersey, and a spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association.
 
 
Nerve damage can also prevent pain signals that would otherwise help you know when you have a minor foot issue, like a splinter, ingrown toenail, or even when your shoe is rubbing the wrong way, says Dr. Sutera. If you find a wound, clean it with gentle soap and water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a bandage, Sutera says. Repeat this process twice a day and keep it covered in the bath or shower. If there’s any swelling, pus, or drainage, or it looks, feels, or smells bad, get it checked out. 
 
Source: Marie Suszynski, Everyday Health [11/21/16]
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

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