Three Common Foot Problems With Diabetes
According to studies, approximately 1 in 4 people with diabetes will develop problems with their feet. If you have diabetes, you should include foot care as part of your daily diabetes routine, at least an inspection to monitor for early signs of problems. You should always seek advice from a medical professional should you find any problem. In most cases, the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome.
Whilst there are many different types of problems that you could have, below are just three examples commonly found in people with diabetes.
Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
Damage to the nerves can be common place in diabetes sufferers; this could be in the form of Sensory, Motor or Autonomic neuropathy.
Peripheral Artery Disease
‘PAD’ means that your feet will not have enough blood flow to the blood vessels. This makes it hard for any type of sore, cut or infection to heal. In severe cases, an infection may never heal which could lead to gangrene.
Charcot’s Foot is a problem that can destroy the joints and soft tissue in your feet, this means that it will also change the shape of your foot if left untreated. It also means that in untreated cases, surgery to your foot is the only solution.
If you have nerve damage, not only does it affect the way your body behaves, but it also means that unless you are specifically looking for problems, you may not even realize that you have damaged your foot.
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