- Why is it important for diabetes to take care of their feet?
As stated above, high and low blood sugar levels over time can cause nerve damage and blood circulation problems. These problems can cause or contribute to foot problems. Left unnoticed or untreated, sores, ingrown toenails, and other problems can lead to infection. Poor circulation makes healing an infection difficult.
2. Why the diabetes have higher probability to cut their feet?
Diabetics are more prone to foot problems and nail issues than people without diabetes, as their condition can damage their nerves and reduce blood flow to outer extremities, reports WebMD. Most people are not concerned and according to the research, half of diabetes has not realised the disease.
3. Can diabetes cause foot pain?
First, diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet, depriving your feet of oxygen and nutrients. This makes it more difficult for blisters, sores, and cuts to heal. And second, the diabetic nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy can cause numbness in your feet.
4. What can cause a diabetic foot ulcer?
Diabetic foot ulcers are caused by neuropathic (nerve) and vascular (blood vessel) complications of the disease. Nerve damage due to diabetes causes altered or complete loss of feeling in the foot and/or leg. This is known as peripheral neuropathy. … The lack of healthy blood flow may lead to ulceration.
5. Why do your feet swell when you have diabetes?
Also, you should avoid sitting with your legs crossed because it affects blood circulation to the extremities. Although swelling of feet and legs is a common symptom in diabetic patients, it can often lead to complications like infections due to injury, foot ulcers, gangrene and diabetic neuropathy.
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