7 hidden signs of high blood sugar you might see on your feet

415 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. They are men, women and children of all races. One of the most important things that most people overlook or overlook is diabetic foot care. Abnormally high blood sugar levels often cause liver and kidney problems, but did you know they can also cause foot problems? High blood sugar increases the risk of nerve damage (diabetes-related neuropathy), circulation problems and foot injuries. Your feet may become numb. Diabetic Foot Problems and Care by Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics shares the signs and symptoms of diabetic foot problems and how to care for themALSO READ – Diabetes Symptoms: How Your Skin Can Warn You Before It’s Too Late To Reverse Diabetes!

Being diabetic reduces blood flow to your feet, causing nerve damage that takes away sensation in your feet. This condition is called diabetic neuropathy. Since you can’t feel pain, even a minor injury can become very serious. Read also – Explained: Diabetes in children, adults and the elderly, which age group is most vulnerable to it? The expert speaks

Serious Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes-Related Neuropathy

  1. Common symptoms are pain, burning, tingling, and numbness in the legs and feet.
  2. Difficulty in wound healing and resistance to infection due to impeded blood flow. Blood vessels become narrow and stiff, and blood does not circulate as it should.
  3. Foot ulcers that affect the sole of the foot or under the big toe. They should be shown to the doctor immediately even if they do not hurt.
  4. Foot deformities that alter the shape of the feet.
  5. Gangrene which causes tissue breakdown and death and may require amputation.
  6. Skin changes such as dryness, cracks, heel damage, peeling, broken skin between the toes, peeling
  7. Calluses from areas of high pressure under the foot. These calluses and corns can turn into ulcers if not treated in time.

You can also reduce your risk of diabetes-related foot problems by doing the following:

  1. The best thing you can do for your feet is to make sure your sugar levels are kept under control and that you exercise regularly.
  2. Take your medication regularly and on time and check your sugar level regularly. Other important things to ensure good foot health with diabetes include
  3. Keep a close eye on your feet. Check them regularly for any wounds, cuts or ulcers. If you notice anything, consult your doctor immediately
  4. After the bath, dry your feet well and moisturize them with an unscented cream or jelly. Be careful not to apply anything between the toes.
  5. If you want to soak your feet, do it only in lukewarm water
  6. Stop smoking
  7. Avoid activities that can cause injuries or burns to the feet, such as walking barefoot, using a hot water bottle, working in dirt and mud.
  8. Do not pop the blisters or try to cure them yourself without advice.
  9. Cut your nails straight and avoid cutting the cuticles
  10. Wear clean, dry socks. Choose your socks and shoes carefully. Shoes should fit snugly and socks should be cotton. Keep your feet warm and dry at all times

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