Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

by:CROWN     2020-06-04
People suffering from diabetes do have foot complications in an or another. These complications are more established are with Type A. In most of the cases the problems arises from peripheral neurology, but yet there are certain other causes: - One cause is the blocked blood vessel. Poor circulation of blood can cause different problems. The common signs of poor blood circulation are: leg pain at night, slow healing of scratches, abnormally sparse hair growth, leg cramps, and redness of feet while you are sitting. - Another cause common in Type II diabetics has been overweight. Being overweight increases the strain and pressure on feet. - Poor eyesight can causes you blister, cuts, bruises, stubbed toes give up. - Sometimes any small infection, which a diabetic takes casually, can create an exacerbation. - Loss of sensation is another cause, where a diabetic remains unaware of foot injuries. For a diabetic who is less concerned about his diabetes, a blister, cut, a little sore, abrasion all can cause him severe infections. Each one of these problems should be treated immediately and properly. The better way is to wash the cut with soap and water and apply antiseptic on it. Use sterile dressing over it and keep the foot off regularly. Never use conventional cloth adhesive tape, instead use surgical video tape. If at any time you feel that the sore has no sign of healing or it becomes infested, immediately rush to your physician for proper treatment. For proper foot care follow the points given below: - Wash your feet everyday in warm soap and water. Avoid soaking your feet as it softens your skin and ensure it to more more likely to infection. - Use emollient to lubricate ft after each wash. Avoid using emollient between toes. You can use absorbent powder in case of heavy sweating. - For diabetics, once you examine their feet daily for any signs of redness, broken skin, or ingrown toenails, dryness or scaliness. - Always cut your toenails straight across instead of dig into corners. Use nail file for rough outsides. * You may notice any blisters, warts, corns, and calluses, consult doctor immediately and inform him about your diabetes as well. - For athlete's foot or fungal infections, you should use anti fungal cream and wear cotton or wool socks. - Avoid the use of pointy toed shoes in diabetes. Women should avoid high heels. Use shoes that are comfortable and fit to some feet. - For diabetics, it's not good idea to walk barefoot. May sustain injuries from small pointed stones or other objects. Always wear sandals or other shoes additionally diabetic. - Frostbites are extremely severe for diabetics. So, never let your feet get freezing or too hot. - Assure the socks and stocking you use have no darns, seams, or any such things which cause bruises. Always try to wear clean wool or cotton socks or stockings. In case you get them wet for any reason, change them appropriate.
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