Dr. Brad Schaeffer explains 4 simple steps to preventing serious complications, even amputations in diabetics. Diabetics are highly susceptible to complications caused by diabetes and need to have a team of doctor working to make sure the whole body is monitored. Diabetes can affect many parts of the body including the eyes. heart vessels, nerves, kidneys and feet. Visiting your podiatrist regularly is the first step in preventing complications in the feet caused by diabetes.

Dr. Schaeffer goes on to explain that wearing the proper shoes, and never going barefoot, is very important for diabetics. A tiny stone stuck in a shoes can begin a series of complications for diabetics, Additionally, checking feet everyday with a mirror and washing them daily is very important to keep them clean and healthy. Checking your feet, even if you don't feel anything, will prevent a small problem from turning into a much bigger one.

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