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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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They also said that the rear brakes were worn down to almost nothing and were making a mark on the rotors.
"Clinic is very demanding and doctors get worn down over the course of their clinic sessions," explained Jeffrey A.
In addition to seeding more acres to bee feed, dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas also can receive financial assistance from USDA to build fences, install water tanks and make other changes that better enable them to move their animals from pasture to pasture so the vegetation doesn't become worn down. The goal is to provide higher quality food for both insects and animals.
Much of this erosion must have occurred around Titan's midsection, where the present-day topography is generally higher and thus more easily worn down.
Weepu kicked three more penalties in the second half to take his points total to 21, while Marcelo Bosch replied with a long-range penalty for the Pumas, who were worn down in the final 10 minutes.
The images show covers with almost no tread left, sidewall ruptures through under inflation and one worn down to the steel core - and all came from customers' cars on a single day last month.
I especially liked the final takes where they're both dressed in worn down tees and jeans.
The elaborate gear was worn down the years by 11 pugs, who were taken to almost all social functions attended by the Paris-based former King and his wife, had their own chef, were fed from silver bowls and scented with Miss Dior, the Duchess's favourite perfume.
A Prepared rabbit food tends to be completely balanced so your bunnies need little else, though supplementing them with hay to keep their teeth worn down is a good idea.
John Sheerin, project manager for the Highways Agency, said: "The work is essential to refresh road markings worn down because of the high volume of traffic."
A lone Union general holds a vigil in the heart of Brooklyn--his name worn down to lumps on a plaque.