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Can drinking alcohol affect a diabetic's feet?

Yes. Excessive alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies and alcohol toxicity. These in turn can cause poor nutrition leading to poor wound healing and problems with the nerves (neuropathy). When the sensory nerves in the foot stop working, the foot can get injured and this leads to foot ulcers.

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