The diminished sensation in the lower extremities that occurs with diabetic neuropathy in feet can lead to a host of problems.
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 diabete neuropathys, these seemingly minor issuescan spell disaster.
The diminished sensation caused by diabetic neuropathy in feet 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 concerns for diabetic neuropathy in feet:
- 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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