Diabetes: 20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Diabetics
Diabetes: Lifestyle Tip for Diabetics #17
Diabetes and foot care
“Diabetes causes nerve damage and reduced circulation that can be hazardous for your feet. If you have sensory loss in your feet even if your feet develop callus or painful corn, any cut or injury, you will not even realise until it turns into ulcer, gangrene. With poor blood supply and continuing load bearing activities, it’s practically impossible to heal the wound under the foot. Hence, the diabetic population needs to keep their feet in a safe and secure environment at all times,” says Chaitanya Shah, mobility consultant and Founder of Orthofit.