Category: Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes Can Cause Your Feet To Become Numb

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 […]

5 Essential Foot Care Tips for Diabetes Treatment

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 […]

Foot Ulcers Can Quickly Worsen

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 […]

Proper Foot Care for Those with Diabetes

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 […]

Diabetic Exercise Guidelines

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 […]

Diabetic Foot Care Tips

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 […]

Reducing Risk of Amputation in Diabetics

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 […]

Pedicure Safety Tips for Diabetics

It’s not uncommon for people to fantasize about sinking into a relaxing chair while someone pampers their feet. Who wouldn’t? Getting a pedicure is the ultimate proof that you are taking time to take care of yourself by beautifying your feet. For people with diabetes who often have foot complications and higher chances of developing […]