2010 (24:00 mins) Island Topics #67 HEALTH
As people age, their medical thoughts often turn to their heart or lungs or liver. Yet, the many who suffer from diabetes should also be thinking of their feet. After all, it is injuries to the feet that can be serious threats to our health, since blood circulation to the feet becomes poor and the feeling in our legs is often lost. In this drama, a man who receives an accidental cut in the foot while gardening finds that the wound is not healing as it should. When he finally goes to the doctor for treatment, he receives not only medical treatment but a stern warning from his doctor on the risk of amputation. He also learns some simple rules for the care of feet.