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.
People with diabetes have a difficult time feeling any injuries on their feet. Ulcers are openings on the skin of the foot that reveal the tissue underneath.
Foot ulcers tend to effect diabetics in high numbers and appear as gaps in the skin of the foot, exposing the tender tissues.
Diabetes is a serious disease because of the way it can put your feet in danger. A minor cut can become a big deal. It can result in a nerve injury to your feet, causing sensations and feeling in your foot to become hard to detect.
Peripheral Neuropathy is the injury of the peripheral nerves, which travel to the arms and legs, and cause a diminished sensation in the toes.
Wounds in the foot that result from a puncture may be small in size but can lead to big-time complications and infections if not treated timely.
Diabetic wound care is very important for those with diabetes. The pain and infections associated with lack of proper care is life threatening.