Category: Diabetic Footcare

How Diabetes Affects Your Feet

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have been diagnosed with diabetes, with another 500 million or more at risk for developing the oftentimes deadly disease. The majority of people diagnosed with diabetes experience mild to severe peripheral neuropathy which is the loss of feeling in the extremities due to nerve damage. Proper diabetic foot care […]

Fungal Toe Nails & Diabetes

The fungi that cause toenail infections can completely penetrate the bed of the nail and can become difficult to remove without rigorous treatment.  Since fungal nails are often very brittle, they can have sharp edges that cut your feet and toes, allowing bacteria and fungi to enter the body and cause an infection. Patients with […]

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

November is American Diabetes Month. Unfortunately, the number of people being diagnosed with this potentially dreadful and deadly disease is rapidly expanding not only here in the Americas, but also worldwide and with no end in sight. The high blood sugar that is the hallmark of diabetes is directly linked to peripheral neuropathy, which causes […]

Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

One of the most potentially damaging and dangerous complications for diabetics is the development of a foot ulcer. Diabetics must be extremely careful to prevent this condition since it can go undetected due to the lack of sensation in the feet caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Since decreased blood circulation is also common in diabetics, […]

Diabetic Nerve Damage

One of the first signs that you may be developing diabetes is a condition called diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage caused by too much glucose in the blood. Since this nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the feet, it can be hard to notice if you have any foot injuries that may […]

Your Feet & Diabetes

Having a diabetic nerve condition can become a nightmare for your feet, so it is very important to take adequate care to avoid complications that could lead to something as dreadful as an amputation. Because of the feeling of numbness, or the inability to feel pain, diabetic patients can be completely unaware that an injury […]

10 Exercise Tips for Diabetics

Regular exercise is a safe and recommended way to help lower blood sugar and reduce weight for people with diabetes. It can seem overwhelming to suddenly incorporate exercise into your daily life, but with these simple tips, you can improve your health and your diabetes! Set realistic, small goals – Writing them down can serve […]

Preventing Foot Ulcers for Diabetes

Did you know that diabetic foot ulcers are the number one cause for nontraumatic lower extremity amputations and that foot complications are the leading cause for hospitalizations among diabetics? These are key reasons why prevention is an emphasized and vital aspect of the management and care of diabetes. Since people with diabetes often have compromised […]

10 Daily Footcare Tips for People with Diabetes

Since November is American Diabetes Month, we are taking this opportunity to share useful information and tips about diabetes and provide chances to learn more about this condition that affects more than tens of millions of people in the U.S. Abnormal blood glucose levels caused by diabetes can cascade into many types of complications throughout […]

Footwear for Neuropathy

Footwear is important for overall foot health, but is especially important for those with diabetes. Diabetes commonly leads to foot complications including peripheral neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage that can cause tingling, burning, and numbness in the toes and feet. The inability to feel wetness, cold, cuts and other injuries poses a high risk […]

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