Many Patients With Diabetes Wear The Wrong Footwear

WebMD Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/22, Doheny) reported, “Many patients with diabetes fall short on foot care and footwear,” according to a study presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ meeting in California. For the study, which was “conducted in Lagos, Nigeria,” researchers “asked 41 patients with type 2 diabetes, on average about 57 years old, to answer questions about their footwear habits and foot care.” The researchers found that 68 percent of the patient’s footwear was inappropriate. About “56% told the researchers they always or occasionally walk around the house without shoes, which is not recommended. Nearly 15% did so outside, too.”

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