How is poor circulation related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Diabetics are already vulnerable to poor circulation to the body's extremities, which lowers the body's ability to heal. This can cause infections in the feet if a sore or cut does not heal properly. This complication is exacerbated by peripheral neuropathy, since many people experience loss of sensation in the feet and may not be aware of an injury or infection. These two complications place you at a higher risk for foot infections that, if left untreated, may eventually require amputation.

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