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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Protect your feet

A serious foot problem like an ulcer can lead to amputation in just a few days. But you can prevent this by knowing the signs to look out for.  Find out more

Someone with diabetes has a toe, leg or foot amputated every hour.

You can reduce your risk of amputation by learning the signs to look out for and knowing what to do if you spot them.
 

Check your feet

Never ignore a foot problem when you’ve got diabetes. Things can get worse quickly. Even a blister or small cut can lead to an amputation in a few days.

But there’s lots you can do to take care of your feet, including learning the signs of a serious foot problem.

Knowing all the signs – from pins and needles to changes in the colour and shape of your feet – is vital to protecting yourself from amputation.

We’ll help you discover why people with diabetes get foot problems. And you can learn all the signs to look out for to make sure you know what to do if you ever spot them.

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