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Does Diabetes cause problem to feet?

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Does Diabetes cause problem to feet?
posted Sep 8, 2016 by anonymous

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Diabetes in a long run affects various parts of the body including feet. Few serious issues that only diabetes people go through are Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorder.
Severity in both of them can lead to a condition called gangrene which is the death of tissues due to lack of proper blood flow.

Diabetic neuropathy -

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The nerves in the feet get damaged, due to which any kind of sensation in the feet area is obstructed in diabetic patients. Heat, cold, cut, pain, etc are not felt readily. This can get worse when any injury might go unnoticed and get infected. If this persists for a long time, the feet might have alignment issues too.

Peripheral vascular disorder -

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It is the circulation disease that affects the blood vessels located far from the heart. Hands and legs are the common victims. Since pure blood is not supplied readily, a small cut or injury might worsen into a serious infection or ulcer.

There are some feet problems which are not just seen in diabetic people, but if a diabetic patient comes across any of these, the symptoms should not be ignored. Below is the list:

answer Sep 8, 2016 by Priya
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The area becomes black and smelly. Too much glucose, also called sugar, in your blood from diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow, which can lead to serious foot problems. Prompt attention to any sore or infection on your toe or foot can prevent gangrene.

answer Sep 8, 2016 by Ajay Kumar Topno
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