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Methods to Minimize the Complications of Foot Problems in Diabetes

BY: S Edwin | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-03-17 07:04:26
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Article Summary: "Foot problems are very common in diabetes. Read all about the methods of minimizing the foot problems in diabetes..."


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Diabetes is a condition that can affect various parts of the body. There are people who think that diabetes is only a metabolic or a medical condition. It is actually a disease that can affect almost all parts of your body. It can affect the eye, kidney, foot, nerves, blood vessels and many other parts of the body. All these cause you to have many disabilities that can prove to be too much for the person to handle.

There are certain methods that can be used to minimize the complications that occur in diabetes. All you have to do is to take adequate care and precautions to reduce the complications. The most important damage that occurs which can leave the person really frustrated is the damage to the nerves in the body which can cause damage to the foot. It can lead to chronic ulceration of the foot. The prevention of the foot complications should be the primary aim of any person who is affected by diabetes.

The various things that can be done to reduce the foot complications in diabetes are as follows:

1. Redness:

You should be inspecting your foot every day. If you find that the skin on the foot is red, then you should immediately take preventive aspects. The redness may cause a blister if you walk on it and so you should try not to put weight on the area that has become red till the redness subsides. Inspection of the foot should be done each and very day. The reason for this is that if you are not careful even for a minute, you can end up with a very bad ulcer that may never heal.

2. Dry skin:

As a person with diabetes, you should try to dry your feet every day. Only if you are able to keep your feet dry will you be able to prevent damage to your feet. If your feet are wet or have sweat on it, then these areas can be easily infected and this can cause you to have damage to your skin.

3. Control glucose levels:


It may be thought that the glucose levels in the body may not have a great effect on the foot of the person. The truth is that when your glucose levels shoot up, there are a lot of changes that happen in the arteries of the body and this can cause decreased blood supply to the lower limbs and especially the feet. This causes damage that can be irreversible.

4. Shoes:

It is very important to wear shoes that are very comfortable and also loose fitting for you to be able to prevent damage that can occur to your feet. Other than your shoes, you should also wear socks and keep the toenails trimmed and cut in a straight line to keep your feet safe.

5. Regular examination:

A physician should regularly examine your feet or any other health professional who is experienced. This will help to prevent the damage that can occur to the feet if it is put through a lot of stress.

All these will help to keep your feet safe.

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