In Sweden, three in four patients with diabetes have examined their feet annually, in Norway only one in four. Why is this difference?
Nearly a quarter of a million people with diabetes in Norway. They have a lot to do to prevent heart attack, stroke, eye damage and kidneys. Many take up to eight medicines every day to stop these injuries.
Should we worry about further investigations? Yes, because one in four who have diabetes injured in their feet nerve.
They have reduced feeling in their feet. They feel poor where they get their feet and thus fly. This increases the risk of falling, cuts and other injuries. And that increases the risk of diabetic foot ulcers, which takes a long time to grow.
Diabetic foot ulcers are an indicator of a more complicated disease picture