Diabetic Neuropathy & Poor Circulation in Diabetes
Diabetic Neuropathy - Of the 30% of world Population with diabetes, 75% will develop foot problems related to the disease at some stage. Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to the insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation. Neuropathy can also cause deformities such as Bunions, Hammer Toes, and Charcot Feet.
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Poor Circulation - Diabetes often leads to peripheral vascular disease that inhibits a person’s blood circulation. With this condition, there is a narrowing of the arteries that frequently leads to significantly decreased circulation in the lower part of the legs and the feet. Poor circulation contributes to diabetic foot problems by reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrition supplied to the skin and other tissue, causing injuries to heal poorly. Poor circulation can also lead to swelling and dryness of the foot. Preventing foot complications is more critical for the diabetic patient because poor circulation impairs the healing process and can lead to ulcers, infection, and other serious foot conditions.
Diabetes has been one of the most rapidly progressing problem that approximately is likely to affect almost 20 to 30% of the world Population and is classified into 2 different types: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is usually associated with
Many complications can be associated with diabetes. Diabetes besides involving the feet can also affect many areas of the body such as the eyes and kidneys.
People with diabetes should pay special attention to their feet.