From the Express news article:
TYPE 2 diabetes can cause considerable complications if it is not managed effectively. One of the complications of the condition are foot ulcers.
Estimates indicate that as many as one-third of people with the disease will develop at least one foot ulcer over the course of their lifetime.
People with diabetes have a much greater risk of developing problems with their feet, due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation.
It is vital people with diabetes have regular foot checks.
The development of foot ulcers and the loss of sensation in the feet and toes can create a cycle of tissue damage and other foot complications.
However, now University researchers have developed an app to help medical professionals take consistent photographs of the underside of diabetics’ feet in order to better detect foot ulcers and monitor treatment.
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