Diabetic Neuropathy and Foot Problems
Learn why foot problems are especially dangerous for people with diabetes
The diminished sensation in the lower extremities that occurs with diabetic neuropathy can lead to a host of problems, particularly in the feet.
For people who do not suffer from diabetes, small blisters or scrapes on the feet are minor problems that go away within days. But for people with diabetes, these seemingly minor issues they can spell disaster.
The diminished sensation caused by neuropathy can lead you to underestimate the severity of a wound, and the changes that diabetes causes in the blood can slow healing and lead to serious infection. This greatly increases the risk of foot amputation.
If you have diabetes, pay particular attention to these common foot problems:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Toenail fungus
- Dry skin
- Foot ulcers
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
If you begin experiencing problems, don’t delay in seeking care.
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