Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, take some time to make sure you and any of your loved ones who may be suffering from diabetes are taking the necessary steps to properly treat and manage their disease.
The numbness caused by the nerve damage that is prevalent in patients who have diabetes can lead to complications when a foot injury isn’t felt, and infection rapidly sets in and progresses.
Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. One of the first major symptoms of this dreadful affliction is peripheral neuropathy (numbness) caused by nerve damage. The damage to the nerves is a result of excess sugar circulating in the blood. Some symptoms of diabetic nerve damage include: Numbness Shooting, burning, or pins and needles pain in […]
It’s always a good idea to monitor and care for your feet, and this advice goes all the more so for patients with diabetes. Due to all the terrible foot problems that can arise with inadequate treatment and prevention techniques, individuals with diabetes need to be ever vigilant to ensure that their feet are in […]
For patients who have diabetes, the need to be particularly observant when it comes to cuts, blisters, and scrapes on their feet should be taken very seriously. Two of the most common complications of diabetes include peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease, each of which can contribute to the formation of a potentially deadly foot […]
As anyone who has diabetes knows, the disease puts you at a higher risk of experiencing problems with your feet, including the increased risk of amputation if proper foot care guidelines are not followed. The decreased blood flow and loss of feeling in the feet makes even minor cuts a potential source of severe infection, […]
If you or a loved one is dealing with the complications of diabetes, then you know how important proper foot care is to your overall health and vitality. Two of the complications of diabetes that have a direct impact on the health of your feet are peripheral neuropathy, and decreased blood circulation. Peripheral neuropathy results […]
Lowering your blood sugar and reducing weight are just two of the extremely important benefits of exercise for patients with diabetes. If you are just starting out on an exercise program, it can seem overwhelming and be quite difficult to stay motivated and on task. The following guidelines will help you stay focused, improve your […]
Nerve damage to the extremities is a major cause of foot problems for diabetic patients. Since the nerve damage causes reduced sensation in the feet, minor scrapes and injuries may go unnoticed, and can quickly become infected potentially leading to an ulcer, gangrene, and amputation in extreme cases. Here is a list of healthy feet […]
Did you know that the most common reason for hospitalization among people with diabetes is for amputations, and not for high blood glucose episodes or circulatory issues? Diabetics have higher risks of foot complications due to the development of neuropathy (nerve damage), which can result in the loss of sensation. When foot injuries like blisters […]