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Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.
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Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.
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Patient discussion about wear

Q. Why should people with diabetes wear shoes all the time? Earlier today I read an article about shoes and the different problems with different kinds of shoes. I can't find it anymore, which is why I didn't post the link. But in the article, it said that someone with diabetes or would likely eventually get diabetes should never go without shoes; whether inside or outside their house. Why would that be?

A. Many people with diabetes have decreased circulation, which means slower healing time. Adding to this, many also have neuropathy (nerve damage) in their feet. I have seen many diabetics that have decreased sensation in their feet and didn't even know it. If you can't feel it when you injure your foot, and it doesn't heal, it can lead to infection and amputation. Shoes protect feet from injury, that is why we recommend wearing them at all times. For this reason, it is also recommended that diabetics inspect their feet each day.
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When the researchers performed the same test with a polymer containing a common filler, such as alumina or silicon carbide, the disks themselves sometimes withstood the test as well as those containing quasicrystals, but the steel balls became so worn that they could stand flat on a table.
Similarly, hosiery should always be worn, even in the summer.
If it was worn by a boy, it was called a shirt; when worn by a girl it was called a dress.
Determining the rate at which the refractory material erodes makes it possible to schedule relining before the refractory material becomes dangerously worn.
Rugh devotes three chapters of her book to analyzing "the geographical and community understandings that are delineated by dress."(16) Although she classifies Egyptian dress according into two larger categories-that worn by the masses of traditional social classes, rural and urban, and that worn by the educated, mostly, urban classes, Rugh manages to go beyond these broad subdivision to describe the differences among the rural areas and the variability in women's clothing.
PPS and PTFE were worn against steel for purposes of observing their tribological behavior.