Category: Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes Increases Amputation Risk

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, […]

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 […]

Healthy Fall Recipes for Diabetes

Having diabetes does not mean that you can’t enjoy all of the delicious foods that fall has to offer! From hearty soups to sweet treats, we have a list of some popular meals for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal – Warm, sweet and filling way to start off your day! Pear-Ginger Pancakes – […]

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 […]

Tips to Prevent Diabetic Ulcers

For a person with diabetes, taking care of your feet is an important part of prevention and treatment. One common and potentially dangerous condition that diabetics must work to prevent is ulcers, which are open wounds that typically form on the bottom of the feet due to loss of sensation, excessive pressure or trauma, as […]

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetes can cause problems throughout the body, but the feet are subject to a lot of damage and complications. One of the most common conditions that diabetics experience is neuropathy, which is nerve damage resulting from abnormal glucose levels. Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy Neuropathy can manifest in a number of ways: Tingling Burning, shooting pain […]

Foot Care for Diabetics

When you have diabetes, blood glucose levels in your body increase to high levels. Over time, the body loses the ability fight infections effectively, and other complications such as nerve damage (neuropathy), poor circulation, ulcers, and calluses may develop, especially in the feet. These conditions can worsen quickly due to slow healing, and may become […]