http://www.austinfootandankle.com Diabetes is a very complicated disease that affects many of the bodies’ systems and can have a dangerous effect on the feet if not cared for properly. Long term diabetics who have trouble controlling their blood sugar levels may suffer from poor blood circulation or problems with their neurological system. Poor blood circulation in the feet is serious concern that should be addressed right away but a worse problem is nerve damage in the feet. If both of these factors are present, very serious injuries can occur that could result in amputation. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS has written a book called “Diabetes and Your Feet” which is available for free on the website. Education is the best way to prevent infections, ulcerations and amputations. If you or a loved one has diabetes and is looking for more information on foot injuries, please get a copy of our free book and don’t hesitate to call Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists at 512-328-8900.