Here’s why more than 30 million Americans should be looking at their feet

Here’s why more than 30 million Americans should be looking at their feet

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million Americans live with diabetes and 60 to 70 percentĀ of these individuals experience diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, that can affect their feet. This can lead to foot ulcers and ultimately, amputation if not treated properly.

Here are a few tips to help prevent such ulcers:

More than 84 million Americans are considered to have prediabetes. Find out if you are at risk by completing our online health risk assessment.

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Lynn Hutley
Lynn Hutley

Lynn Hutley, health enews contributor, is coordinator of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital in central Illinois. Having grown up in a family-owned drug store, it is no surprise that Lynn has spent almost 18 years working in the health care industry. She has a degree in human resources management from Illinois State University and is always ready to tackle Trivia Night.