diabetics count carbs and keep sugar consumption in check, sometimes it’s easy
to overlook the need for healthy feet.
Diabetics are ten times more likely to lose a leg or foot, compared to people
without the disease, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control
1. That’s why it’s so
important to check your feet daily and make sure a healthcare provider also
checks them regularly. Slow to heal foot wounds are common in diabetics because
of poor circulation (blood flow) in the legs.
Here are some simple things to watch for to keep your feet in tip-top
Know the warning signs
should always follow the specific recommendations of your healthcare provider,
the CDC has outlined several warning signs and symptons
tingling or burning sensation in your legs and feet.
in your thighs, buttocks or calves during physical activity.
changes in your feet.
to detect warm or cold sensation in feet.
if your feet change color.
discoloration (yellowing) and thickness.
loss on toes, feet and legs.
Foot, which is a fungal infection in between the toes.
for blisters, sores and ingrown toenails.
- Click here to read all the CDC warning
signs and symptoms.
Reference: 1. http://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesfoothealth/