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Are your feet fit?




Flip-flops and sandals are normally the footwear of choice during the warm summer months.

But wearing them could be disastrous for diabetics who have poor blood circulation or nerve damage that can numb their feet and make them unaware of infectious cuts and burns. In severe cases, such infections have led to the amputation of toes and feet.

Kara Yeager, RN, nurse clinician at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, advises people with diabetes to wear well-fit shoes that don’t expose the skin and that reduce chances for injuries.

“You don’t want to end up with an infection because you wore flip-flops,” she says.


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