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Taking care of the diabetic foot!

Diabetic foot

Foot ulcers are a major problem faced by many diabetics all over the world. It can cause serious consequences when it is neglected, even amputation of the foot. Many diabetics lose nerve function as they grow old, making them lose feeling in their feet, leading to peripheral neuropathy.

“Peripheral neuropathy causes a diabetic to not notice even the noticeable injuries.”

Peripheral neuropathy causes a diabetic to not notice even the noticeable injuries, bites or scratches because of which they get aggravated, leading to gangrene and other infections. If sugar levels are not properly managed, tissues can also get damaged, affecting the function of the feet.

Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Burning sensation in the legs
  • Cramps
  • Swelling
  • Bruises
  • Tingling
  • Changes in nail or skin colour

There are a number of ways in which diabetic foot can be taken care of.

Some of the simple ways in which discomfort in the foot can be avoided are mentioned below:

  • Keep the foot elevated
  • Check the foot regularly for any new bruises or infections
  • Use sterile dressing on wounds or cuts
  • Never walk without shoes or slippers
  • Always maintain sugar levels to avoid getting diabetic foot
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Apply moisturiser regularly

If any problem persists for long, do not neglect to visit a doctor. Controlling the problem before it spreads is always advisable.

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