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Leg Cramps and Diabetes

March 23, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of health illnesses worldwide. Among the population of diabetes, 10% of the diagnosed patients have Type 1 Diabetes and 90% have Type 2 Diabetes. The uncontrolled level of glucose can lead to serious complications, and one of which is leg cramps. Leg cramps and diabetes are associated because of hyperglycemia. When there is an abnormal glucose level in the blood, the body reacts causing excessive urination leading to dehydration. When a person has a polyuria, vitamins and minerals such as potassium depleted, which also causes leg cramps. In addition, leg cramps also occur to diabetes person when there is a nerve damaged on the extremities, and this is referred as diabetic neuropathy. When both upper and lower extremities are affected (arms and legs), this is diagnosed as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The complication gets worst when the affected nerves are too damaged. It is either the person feels pain in the legs though there is no stimulation, or the nerves are too damaged that the person can no longer feel any pain.

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How to Stop Diabetic Leg Cramps?

August 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with Type 2 diabetics have a greater chance to suffer leg cramps especially during night time. These cramps is characterized by sudden spasms of leg pain which may sometimes be unbearable and accompanied with shortness of breath, which are often triggered by one’s exposure to chemicals such as gasoline, thinner, rugby, paint, insecticides, and other toxins. A diabetic leg cramps is also often accompanied with shrinking of calf muscles and dry blotchy tan skin. This is normally caused by poor blood circulation in the lower legs, which is a common problem among diabetics.

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