Category: Diabetic Foot

Diabetic Foot Causes, Diagnosis & Treatments

Particularly if you’ve had lots of problems with foot sores, be sure to wear shoes all the time. Going barefoot or wearing open toed sandals or shoes isn’t worth the long process of healing that accompanies the foot treatment diabetics go through. Dry feet are imperative for diabetics. If you have some missed moisture trapped in the folds of your toes, an environment that promotes athlete’s foot can be created making a sore more likely. Be sure to dry between your toes well. If you have the other end of the spectrum with dry cracked feet, it’s important to use special lotions that are especially made for diabetics.

It’s at all times necessary to pay attention to diabetic foot treatment, particularly when out walking or hiking. To make our feet able to stand up to the mechanical stress and weight of walking, jogging or during motion , we need a continuous coverage of soft and supple pores and skin, good blood flow and the power to quickly get well from damaged, dry or worn- out skin. The diabetic people tends to suffer from poor blood circulation that delays healing of wounds. Sometimes, untreated injuries and infections can develop into slow healing ulcers, somewhat due to the decrease within the body’s capability to resist being infected.

Ingrown toenails happen from a bad nail-cutting job or tight boots. The nail edge grows into the flesh. This can be very painful. Soak the toe in salty warm water for about ten minutes, then work the flesh back so you can cut the corner of the nail. For best results, you can also tuck a bit of cotton or toilet paper covered in antibacterial cream under the inflamed flesh (change daily). Debridement is the process to remove dead skin and tissue. Your doctor or nurse will need to do this to be able to see your foot ulcer. There are many ways to do this.diabetic foot ulcer

A third category of painful foot problems is mechanical abnormalities of a non-traumatic nature. One such problem is a bunion. The bone at the base of the great toe begins to enlarge as the other toes deviate to the outside of the foot. This makes fitting ordinary shoes very difficult and causes painful walking Treatment is often surgical with a bunionectomy. Other deforming abnormalities include hammer toes, claw foot, and flat feet. Treatment is often special shoes, though sometimes surgery is an option. Rocker Soles – These soles are designed to reduce pressure in the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain, most notably the ball-of-the-foot.

Ask if the doctor has done any research or published articles related to diabetes? A doctor who does clinical research is likely to stay on the leading edge of advances in diabetes treatments. Such a person typically enjoys writing articles and sharing what they find with others. In general doctors who write articles are likely to be willing to spend more time with you in explaining your condition. Knowledge is power. The more you learn, the better equipped you will be to manage your diabetes. Eat other starchy food in limit; do not cut the total intake of potatoes, peas, broad beans and corn. Also limit the intake of fruits.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed yet another year of The Diabetic Foot. I will be taking a holiday break from blogging for the next two weeks. Look for new posts starting the first week of January, 2012. Happy Holidays everyone! Corns and calluses are common non-harmful foot problems that develop over time. As they are often hidden for most of the time, they can easily get disregarded. Demanding urgent attention only when they have already painfully manifested, or worse, have already become inflamed. The American Diabetes Association recommends your doctor check for sensation in your feet at least once a year as a part of a comprehensive foot examination.

In those people, gangrene is the most dreaded form of diabetic foot. There will be a decay or death of the affected foot. Diabetic gangrene foot happens in the individuals who have higher and uncontrollable blood sugar levels. People with diabetic gangrene foot should consult the doctor for proper diagnosis in order to determine the causative organism as well as the antibiotics that are effective against the infection. Diabetics with gangrene should need surgical therapy such as debridement and frequent dressing for early healing. During the severe conditions, to save the rest of the foot and also the body from being affected, doctors will suggest amputation of the gangrene area.

Foot Symptoms Of Diabetes

The message is simple really, the more you manage your life style the longer you will stay healthy even if you have been diagnosed with Diabetes. Whether it is the food you eat, the amount of exercise you do or the amount and types of liquid you consume or the medication you take. The more responsible you become over your lifestyle the less likely you are to suffer from the conditions mentioned in this article. He was the middle act and I was the MC for headliner Paul Mooney who wrote most of Richard Pryors material and I have the photo below.

Another way to decrease the chances of a diabetic foot infection is by making sure that your diabetic husband only wears white socks. Clinical studies have shown that diabetics who wear white socks are less likely to become hospitalized for a diabetic foot infection than those who wear dark colored socks. The study found that diabetics wearing white socks were much more likely to notice discoloration or drainage on the white socks that could signify an open sore. For this simple reason patients would see a foot doctor sooner and faired much better.

Diabetes when complicated or when blood sugar levels are not properly maintained for long periods of time can cause destruction or dysfunction of these nerves. This can cause reduced sensations and even reduced blood supply to the lower extremities. Obesity usually accompanies Diabetes This in turn can cause an excessive strain on the loco motor system. Diabetic Foot Cellulitis Treatment Podiatrist Marc A. Brenner, D.P.M., past president of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology stresses the importance of good, clean care for diabetics. He suggests buying Thor-Lo socks and a good pare of walking or running shoes to help with your diabetes foot care. Make sure your shoes fit well.

Serrapeptase has so many case studies and amazing results that it would be difficult not to place it in a healing category all by itself. There are results showing it dissolving dead tissue, cysts, arterial plaque, inflammation and dissolving the substance that holds blood clots together. There does not seem to be many conditions or diseases in our bodies that have not been reported for this enzyme to improve or clear. There are many other diseases and conditions that can be helped or eliminated by the use of Serrapeptase. New results are being reported all the time and I expect to see many new amazing results as time continues.diabetic foot sores

This is one of the most harrowing dermal conditions suffered by diabetics. The skin of the legs become thin, hairless and the surface becomes exceptionally smooth as it get stretched in response to a thickening of leg arteries. This causes the vascular space carrying blood to become narrower, leading to insufficient blood flow in the legs. The result is usually seen as diminished sensation in the legs and growing indifference to sensations of hot, cold or pain. These latter symptoms are also common to diabetic neuropathy where uncontrolled blood sugar levels cause considerable damage to nerves.

In 1815 French chemist Michael Eugene Chevreul realized the first link between diabetes and sugar metabolism when he discovered that the urine of a diabetic was identical to grape sugar. The first Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages were three inches wide and eighteen inches long. You made your own bandage by cutting off as much as you needed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed for the common cold in the United States per year. Research shows that colds are caused by viruses. 50 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for viral respiratory infections.

Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.

Because of long-term nerve damage, people with diabetes face up to a 25 percent lifetime risk of amputation, according to prior research. For this study, researchers reviewed Medicare claims from 2000 to 2010 to see who had leg, feet and toe amputations and why. The results surprised them. “The trend was so clear and more obvious than I thought it would be,” said senior author Dr. Phinit Phisitkul, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Iowa department of orthopedics and rehabilitation. While surgical interventions and contact casting help reducing foot ulcers and subsequent higher level amputations, patients must play a role in prevention as well, said Phisitkul.

Currently, experts already recommend that people with diabetes undertake a number of precautions to prevent foot ulcers including blood sugar control, wearing socks to prevent cuts, self-checking for abrasions and getting a complete foot examination at least once a year. HealthDay)—Fewer foot and leg amputations are being performed on people with diabetes, even as rates of the disease are rising in the United States, a new study finds. Drastic diabetes -related amputations were cut by nearly half over the past decade, researchers report in the July issue of the journal Foot & Ankle International