Why Diabetic Foot Care Is So Important
Diabetic foot care should always start immediately because diabetes has a relentless way of making things slowly worse over time.
Much like the proverbial frog in a cooking pot, problems can develop so slowly that they are almost imperceptible; especially in an area such as the feet.
Diabetes can affect the feet in two very problematic ways:
First, the complications of diabetes can result in inhibited circulation throughout the body, and the feet tend to feel the effects of this first and most severely. With reduced blood flow comes a reduced capacity for healing. Cuts and other injuries to the feet may take more time to heal, or may not heal without special attention.
Second, diabetes can also cause damage to nerves within the feet. As nerves lose more of their ability to transmit signals effectively, it results in symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness.
The numbness is especially concerning, as you may not feel when an injury has occurred to your feet. Combine this with slower healing, and you can end up walking on long-lasting injuries. These injuries can grow worse with time as you continue to bear weight on the area, turning into ulcers and highly increasing risk of infection.
But dire situations such as these can be largely prevented with good management and preventative care.
For a Healthy, Mobile Tomorrow
Living with diabetes can demand a lot from someone, but attention to diabetic foot care should not be left by the wayside. We can work with you to create a comfortable, comprehensive approach to your foot care that will work well as part of your comprehensive diabetes management.
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