Yourwellness Magazine Details Diabetes Foot Problems

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With Lilly Diabetes and Disney bringing out a series of diabetes resource books in digital format, Yourwellness Magazine explored the foot problems associated with diabetes.

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Lilly Diabetes and Disney have now brought out a series of diabetes books in digital format, PM Live reported January 7th. The article, “Disney and Lilly publish diabetes books online,” noted that the series of books is a resource to help families with children who have type 1 diabetes, dealing with real-life challenges such as sports activities and birthday parties. Kevin Donahoe, brand director, US, Lilly Diabetes, commented, ‘Lilly Diabetes is always looking for ways to help families affected by type 1 diabetes. We are pleased to bring these unique books to as many members of the diabetes community as possible, in a format that is user-friendly and free of charge.’ (

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored the foot problems associated with diabetes. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘It is common knowledge that diabetes puts you at risk of having other serious problems, but you may not know that it can be a real burden for your feet... One of the major problems with your feet when you have diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. What happens when you have this is that you’ll begin to feel a lack of sensation in your feet and your legs. This is often accompanied by a tingling or burning sensation as well as pain and complete numbness in the affected area.’

Yourwellness Magazine explained that peripheral vascular disease is another foot condition that develops due to diabetes, and causes poor blood flow that affects the ability of sores or cuts on the feet to heal. Yourwellness Magazine also pointed out that even things as seemingly meaningless as corns, hard skin, dry skin, bunions and blisters can be problematic for those with diabetes if they occur alongside other diabetic health concerns. To prevent these foot problems, Yourwellness Magazine recommended good overall diabetes control, as well as taking care of and checking feet every day.

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