Diabetic Feet Edema, Swollen Feet

Diabetes is marked by the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) are damaging to the feet as well as the eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels. If your doctor has diagnosed you with diabetes, you know that your feet need special attention. You may have nerve damage or poor blood flow (Peripheral Vascular Disease), which can cause you pain and discomfort if ignored. Anyone can get foot problems but for people with diabetes, these common foot problems can possibly lead to infection and serious complications, such as amputation.

Diabetic Feet Treatment & Cure:

Diet and exercise, medications, careful blood sugar control, and the following common sense steps can help you to live a longer, healthier life with diabetes. Good diabetic foot care includes bathing your feet daily. Wash carefully, with warm water and soap. Make sure you dry completely between the toes. Trim your toenails with a nail file and file straight across. If the skin on your feet is dry, a moisturizing cream will help. Inspect your feet daily. Be on the lookout for cuts, red spots, warm or hot spots, discolorations or any other abnormalities. Never go barefoot. Finally, make sure your shoes fit right. Too tight shoes can cause blisters and calluses, too loose can also cause ulcers as they rub against the foot. Make sure socks aren’t rubbing either. These tips will all help with diabetic foot treatment and overall foot care.

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