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Visit formore health tips and videos or follow us on http Since November is National Diabetes month I think it's also important to point out that it's "Foot health issues related to diabetes month, too. When the blood sugar is too high it damages the small blood vessels and nerves in the body, most commonly found in the eyes, kidneys, and feet. In the feet, with poor blood flow and decreased nerve function, a person with diabetes might not feel a small injury or cut which, left untreated, can become infected and lead to much greater problems like an infection in the bone. These small injuries to the feet can come from things as mundane as athletes foot, a hangnail or poor fitting shoes. That is why I always send my diabetic patients to a podiatrist for regular foot care. Dr. Mark Savant is a General Internist. He has been in practice for over 12 years and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin This video was produced by SavantMD Inc. © Copyright 2009 -2013 SavantMD Inc. All Rights Reserved.