Diabetes Foot Care Products

Eugene Mar, BSc (Pharm), Pharmacist, discusses foot products for diabetes.

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Eugene Mar, BSc (Pharm), Pharmacist, discusses foot products for diabetes.
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Featuring Eugene Mar, BSc (Pharm)

Video Title: Diabetes Foot Care Products

Presenter: Mr. Eugene Mar, Pharmacist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Pharmacist

Diabetes Foot Care Products ( 12 participated.)

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Decreased circulation and increased sensation are common symptoms of diabetic foot problems.

Explanation:

Decreased circulation and decreased sensation are common symptoms of diabetic foot problems.

2

Diabetes can cause nerve damage and peripheral vascular problems on the bottom of the foot.

Explanation:

Diabetes can cause nerve damage and peripheral vascular problems on the bottom of the foot and the fingertips.

3

A total contact orthosis is not beneficial for people with diabetes.

Explanation:

Some patients with diabetes benefit from a total contact orthosis, which is made from a model of the foot. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing foot-related complications, including infections and ulcers.

4

Small blood vessel complications can also damage a patient's eyes and kidneys.

Explanation:

People with diabetes must have good blood glucose control or they face complications including foot ulcers, diabetic retinopathy in the eyes and kidney failure.

5

Severe diabetes foot problems could lead to amputation.

Explanation:

If your blood sugar is not well managed, it can lead to diabetic foot problems such as neuropathy and infections. In severe cases, a patient may need an amputation.

6

Wearing high heels isn't recommended for patients with diabetes.

Explanation:

People with diabetes should generally avoid high-heeled shoes. They put pressure on the ball of the foot, which can cause issues if you have nerve damage. A patient with nerve damage might not even realize that their foot is becoming irritated or callused.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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