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Prevent Amputation for Diabetics

Posted on September 29, 2020 | No Comments on Prevent Amputation for Diabetics

Amputation of the legs is one of the most common complications of Diabetes. This often happens due to foot ulcers that decomposes and infects the muscles of the legs. This happens because most diabetics suffer from diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage. The numbness of their nerves fails to realize that they have foot injuries to the extent that they can lead to serious infections and worst to amputations. Whereas a normal person would easily detect a foot injury such as a blister, diabetics who suffer neuropathy are unable to feel the pain or the sensation of uneasiness of such injuries hence they only find about the injury after it gets worst.

The single most important thing that a diabetic person can do to prevent amputation is to check their feet regularly. They should make it a daily habit or a routine to look at their feet like brushing their teeth in order to see if there are blisters or wounds in their feet that can eventually worsen. Once they see some injuries, sores, abrasions or lesions in their foot, they should immediately treat the wound with typical medicine.
The best way to prevent amputations is to prevent foot problems on the first place. This can be done by wearing shoes that are perfect fit, wearing socks, washing feet regularly, cutting toenails or having a pedicure from a trained or skilled manicurist, avoid walking barefoot, and always wearing protective foot gears like shoes, flip flops and sandals.

Diabetics should also quit smoking because smoking increases the likelihood of suffering diabetic neuropathy and infection. And apparently, a diabetic should always monitor and control blood sugar levels. Finally, it is important to visit the doctor regularly for checkups.

Diabetics should take foot injuries seriously because a simple injury can lead to losing your foot.

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