Diabetes Affects Your Feet
If you are a diabetic, it means your blood sugar levels are higher than they should be because your insulin level is too low. As time goes on, this chronic condition can damage the nerves in your feet (neuropathy), causing them to be extremely painful, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep.
This nerve damage also causes you to lose feeling in your feet which can cause a blister or a sore to go unnoticed. If this occurs, the injury could become ulcerated or infected, and if it becomes too serious could lead to amputation.
The neuropathy can also cause deformities to your feet which can be very painful such as:
- Charcot Feet
- Hammer Toes
If you are diabetic:
You should pay particular attention to your feet – prevention is always the best protection.
- Examine your feet daily
- Don’t let sores, cuts or other problems go untreated
- Going barefoot should be avoided because when you are barefoot, your feet are vulnerable to injury.
- Keep your feet especially clean – wash them daily
- Protect your feet from extreme temperatures, hot or cold.
No matter how good the care is that you give your feet, you are still very susceptible to the burning, numbness, pain and loss of balance that goes along with Diabetic Neuropathy.
If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, please give us a call for a doctor evaluation and first consultation.
The Bellevue Pain Institute has been successfully treating Diabetic neuropathy with Low Level Laser Therapy. Our patients are achieving great results in a short period of time.
Enjoy this brief video from one of our very happy patients, and then contact us to get out of pain.