Nobody should ever fall ill, as diseases can take a toll on you. Life gets tough when the medical condition worsens when you loose the sensation in your hands arms and feet. When the blood glucose level increases, it affects the functioning of nerves which may cause these problems. Complaining about numbness is very common in diabetic patients. The main reason to all these problems is due to the lack of blood flow to the feet.
People with diabetes must be fully aware of how to prevent foot problems before they occur, to recognize problems early, and to seek the right treatment when problems do occur. Although with the advances that science and medicine has made, a diabetic foot problem has improved; however prevention in the form of good control of blood sugar level is the most effective method so far.
If you thought you could have foot problems due to weight issues, you may have to visit a doctor who will make you aware of it taking a toll on diabetic patients. There is a high degree of diabetic infections that can be caused due to lack of proper foot care.
Footwear: Poorly fitting shoes are a common cause of diabetic foot problems.
New footwear may look fancy but comes at a price; wearing into tight shoes and stilettos may make you a charm in the party. But the after effects in the form of red spots, sore spots and blisters can be very painful. Other common form of diseases are corns, foot infections hence many prefer comfort over style. Choose properly fitting footwear orthotics that can be modified to avoid these problems. For example you can have a heel pad to provide additional shock absorption and relieve generalized heel pain.
If the patient has common foot abnormalities such as flat feet or plantar fascitis there is a common remedy of placing orthotic inserts in your shoes that are custom made as per your size and suits your foot mechanisms.
Warm Water Therapy: It is advisable to wash and soak your foot in Epsom salts to fight the dead cells away. Keep in mind warm water and not hot as extra heat may cause drying up and increasing the pain. Due to the loss of feeling of pain, smaller cuts and bruises that may be insignificant may cause trouble in the later stages. These bruises may cause infection that may be the cause of lower leg problems.
Wear Socks: Patients should wear socks, to prevent any grim but at the same time wear cotton socks for proper breathing. When you are barefoot it will only increase the chances of cuts and infections. Anything breathable is preferred. Don’t get your feet wet in snow or rain. Wear warm socks and shoes in winter.
Seek Immediate Medical Assistance: I remember the time when we did not have access to a doctor and the corn I had was troubling. The best thing that came first to my mind was trim it with a nail cutter; big mistake let the doctors do the job.
General Lifestyle Changes: Some of the best measures are prevention that is advised by many doctors. Eat a healthy and moderate diet such that there is no sudden rush in the blood glucose levels. Have a limit on the rate of smoking.
With these simple pointers you can go a long way in preventing foot problems in many years.
About the Author: Mary Smith has been freelancing as a guest writer for a few years. “I like to share my opinions and connect with like minded individuals online about various topics.” She enjoys doing research on various health issues that help in effective weight loss and foloowing natural methods of cure for thyroid. Mary is also passionate about finance, real estate, writing and home and garden.