NICE guidance update: Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management
For Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes
- you might not notice if you hurt your feet or get any sores or ulcers on them (an ulcer is a patch of broken skin)
- any wounds on your feet won't heal as quickly or as well as they used to or, in some cases, won't heal at all
- the bones in your feet may become weak and change the shape of the foot or ankle (Charcot arthropathy)
- you may find it difficult to stand or walk, which may affect your lifestyle, employment, social life and even routine tasks such as cutting your toenails.
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