You need to take good
care of your feet when you have diabetes. Fail to do this and you
risk serious complications, such a diabetic neuropathy related
issues. Taking care of your feet can prevent serious problems;
amputation being one of them.
Diabetes can damage
the nerves and impede blood supply to your feet. These issues are
more likely when:
- You’ve had
diabetes for a long time
- Your blood
glucose levels are too high for extended periods
- You are a
- You are
Have your feet
assessed by a doctor, podiatrist, or Credentialled Diabetes Educator.
Testing is done easily and painlessly. Knowing the risks is important
for you to understand. If you’re at risk, you’ll want to be
better informed and get the right treatment in timely fashion.
Regular checkups are
important. Even without experiencing common symptoms and despite your
feet having good blood-flow and normal sensation, it’s entirely
possible to become a high-risk diabetic. High-risk patients should
have their feet by a doctor or podiatrist every 3 to 6 months.