ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Wednesday advised people living with diabetes must take extra during monsoons. Keeping the feet free of moisture is imperative to avoid any infections and resultant amputation. Surgeon Yasir Javed said people living with diabetes should know that humidity, sweat, and moisture during monsoons was conducive for the growth of fungi and other microorganisms. Growth of fungal infections in the feet can turn into gangrene and even lead to amputation. Another physician Dr Hassan said monsoon is the time when dirty water mixed with sewage and soil can cause infections. Monsoon is also the time for eye infections. People with diabetes must ensure that they get a regular eye examination done to keep any infections at bay. He said People living with diabetes should avoid eating out as contaminated food and water can cause food poisoning, diarrhea and cholera.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2018.
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