Diabetes is a disease that causes insufficient insulin production or low sensitivity to insulin. Prolonged levels of high blood sugar circulating leads to damaging effects on the feet. Two main problems occur in people with diabetes called :
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Diabetes leads to changes in the blood vessels including arteries, fatty deposits block vessels leading to reduced flow. This reduced flow leads to pain, infection and wounds that heal slowly leading to Diabetic Feet. This may also lead to amputation if not treated early.
Long standing Diabetes can cause nerve damage to the feet making it hard for people to feel sensation in their extremities. This condition prevents people from feeling the sensation in their extremities leading to cuts, sores, ulcers that can lead to gangrene. Gangrene if not treated early can cause amputation of the limbs. This is also a feature of Diabetic Foot.
In case an infection develops then the patient may have :
Be on a look out for any of these signs. in case you develop them, you must visit Clinic Eximus for treatment of Diabetic Foot :
Depending on the condition of the foot, treatment can be :
Diabetic Foot is a constant clinical problem . Most patient avoid treatment during the early stages leading to progression of disease needing Amputation . in the early stages , it is controllable
Diabetics should not soak their feet as it can cause infection if the skin breaks down.
Yes, wearing socks can help keep feet warm and maintain the blood flow