Thursday, June 22, 2006

Why is a Diabetic’s Feet at Risk?

More amputations result from diabetes than any other cause. With that said, I've listed the main reasons why diabetic's should make foot care a focus.


--Diabetes damages the nerve system.
Often times, damage can occur to the foot and not be detected because the diabetic patient has lost feeling in the feet or legs. This condition is called peripheral neuropathy.

--Diabetes also affects circulation.
Poor circulation can also impact the body’s ability to heal after damage has occurred.

--Diabetes can affect the body’s ability to fight infection.
The body’s protection processes that fight infection respond slower and because of poor circulation, may have a more difficult time getting to the infection.

--Diabetes can also affect the joints.
Joints in the legs and feet may feel stiff and painful.

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Blogger Bruce said...

Thanks for the valuable post

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Blogger Aaron Jocob said...

A short yet informative post! All these risk can be avoided by proper foot care.

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