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How does diabetic peripheral neuropathy affect the feet?

Foot problems are the most common complication of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. If you experience a loss of sensation in the feet, you may not feel cuts or other injuries to your feet. Infection may develop and lead to serious complications, even amputation. Also, diabetes, the underlying cause of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, causes poor circulation, which raises the risk of foot problems. It is extremely important to examine and care for your feet every day. Massage is also helpful. Have someone help you if reaching your feet is difficult.

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