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The Diabetic Foot

Date Added: January 25, 2016 04:02:20 AM
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Category: Diabetic Foot
Type two diabetes is starting to become so widespread, it is almost as though we have become complacent about it. The epidemic is rising in most countries despite public health strategies are working to control the obesity epidemic which is maintaining the diabetes problem. Diabetes has a number of complications that all join together to put the feet at significant risk from complications. These complications vary from a slight infection to the more severe complications like a need to amputate a limb due to a spreading infection or deceased tissue. The problems associated with all forms of diabetes have an affect on a wide variety of tissues within the body.
With regards to the foot, diabetes impacts the blood circulation and therefore any injury to the foot is more prone to be serious because there is inadequate good blood flow allowing healing to take place. Diabetes also damages the nerves, so that when there is some damage, either major or minor such as a blister, then no soreness is felt, so the area continues to be damaged resulting in the a great deal more severe. The body has many functions to fight infection, however in diabetes the response to an infection is much slower than in those not having diabetes. Diabetes also affects the eye and while the eyes are a long way from the feet, appropriate eyesight is required to see any issues that might have happened to the feet so it may be dealt with. Even the kidney disease that is common in diabetes has an effect on wound healing once the damage has been done and the presence of disease in the kidney could affect what medicines, such as antibiotics, can be used and sometimes that range can be quite limited.
It is for all these reasons, and others not brought up, that those with diabetes have to take additional care of their feet. They need to check out them regularly to make certain that there is no damage and if there is an injury they should get medical attention quickly. Most importantly, they need to be regularly seen by a podiatric physician.

Type two diabetes is starting to become so widespread, it is almost as though we have become complacent about it. The epidemic is rising in most countries despite public health strategies are working to control the obesity epidemic which is maintaining the diabetes problem. Diabetes has a number of complications that all join together to put the feet at significant risk from complications. These complications vary from a slight infection to the more severe complications like a need to amputate a limb due to a spreading infection or deceased tissue. The problems associated with all forms of diabetes have an affect on a wide variety of tissues within the body.

With regards to the foot, diabetes impacts the blood circulation and therefore any injury to the foot is more prone to be serious because there is inadequate good blood flow allowing healing to take place. Diabetes also damages the nerves, so that when there is some damage, either major or minor such as a blister, then no soreness is felt, so the area continues to be damaged resulting in the a great deal more severe. The body has many functions to fight infection, however in diabetes the response to an infection is much slower than in those not having diabetes. Diabetes also affects the eye and while the eyes are a long way from the feet, appropriate eyesight is required to see any issues that might have happened to the feet so it may be dealt with. Even the kidney disease that is common in diabetes has an effect on wound healing once the damage has been done and the presence of disease in the kidney could affect what medicines, such as antibiotics, can be used and sometimes that range can be quite limited.

It is for all these reasons, and others not brought up, that those with diabetes have to take additional care of their feet. They need to check out them regularly to make certain that there is no damage and if there is an injury they should get medical attention quickly. Most importantly, they need to be regularly seen by a podiatric physician.

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