Many diabetics aren’t aware of foot injuries and are therefore less apt to treat the injury in a timely manner. Here are some tips for protecting your diabetic feet.
Taking control of your health is a great commitment, regardless of your age. But taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle can be a bit complicated for those living with diabetic neuropathy.
Blisters, scratches, bumps, and cuts are a fact of life. And for the most part, applying a Band-Aid or antibiotic ointment does the trick. But if you suffer from diabetes, even the tiniest scratch can quickly escalate into a serious situation if you’re not careful.
Neuropathy involves the devastation of your autonomic, motor and sensory nerves in your feet. It produces a loss of sensation in your feet due to the nerve damage.