Prevention, Diagnosis And Classification

Diabetics need daily foot care to check for any new cuts, scrapes or blisters. Clean these carefully and cover with clean bandages to avoid dirt causing an infection. If you notice a sore that doesn't heal or a red swollen spot, have these checked by your doctor. Massage your feet daily with creams, lotions, oils or even petroleum jelly products to keep the feet smooth and moisturized. If the feet become dried out, they may crack and bleed. Diabetics must not develop infections in their feet, as this would increase the seriousness of any swelling due to circulation problems. 4. Don't Tip-Toe Around Toenail Maintenance Peripheral neuropathy is one such chronic development of diabetes. The nerves from all over the body send signals to the brain, which helps the brain to understand the overall activities happening in the body. Similarly the brain also orders different organs into action through these set of nerves. A patient of peripheral neuropathy or ischemia will have disrupted network of nerves, thus resulting in wrong signals between the brain and the affected body parts. One of the most important organs to be affected by peripheral neuropathy is the leg. Foot ulcers are one of the most important indications of the leg being affected by peripheral neuropathy.diabetic foot cream The medical term used to describe burning feet sensation is Grierson-Gopalan syndrome. When the burning sensation turns severe, it starts stinging on the feet. It gives rise to reddening and excessive swelling of the feet, and also painful feet. These symptoms are felt on the sole area of the feet, but in some rare cases it may get extended to the ankles and the calves as well. Though it occurs commonly in people who are above the age of 50, it may also be found in many women in the age group of 25 to 45. Nerve damage may result from high blood sugar levels. Peripheral diabetic neuropathy causes symptoms such as tingling, pain and numbness in the hands, feet and skin, along with weakness. Autonomic diabetic neuropathy can cause the intestines to stop working correctly and can also result in loss of urinary control, loss of sexual function and changes in the ability of the body to sweat. The development of diabetic neuropathy may include loss of the nervous system's ability to recognize warning signs of low blood glucose levels, heart attack and injury to the feet due to loss of sensation. Eyesdiabetic foot Numbness of the feet may be a symptom of diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage. Diabetes damages the nerve endings, which leads to neuropathy. One type of diabetic neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy, which affects such body parts as the feet, legs and hands. Neuropathy is not curable, but proper treatment can help prevent the condition from becoming worse, according to a statement paper by the American Diabetic Association in the April 2005 issue of “Diabetes Care." Foot Care Photo Caption To help prevent medical complications among individuals with numb feet, check feet daily. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/ Images