Diabetes Foot Problems
“Important News” Type 2 Diabetes Patients Benefit From Mild Compression Stockings
Type 2 Diabetes Patients Benefit From Mild Compression Stockings Traditionally, compression therapy stockings were not used or recommended for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Although patients wearing compression stockings may find relief from the discomfort of  edema (swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in body tissues, most commonly noticed in feet, ankles and legs), physicians were concerned of increasing circulation problems for patients with Type 2 Diabetes  who have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). “Type 2 Diabetes puts...
Prevention of Common Type 2 Diabetes Foot Problems
Type 2 Diabetes increases your risk for foot problems because of two conditions: Nerve damage from high blood glucose levels, diabetic neuropathy, resulting in pain, tingling, or numbness; and Peripheral arterial disease, (PAD), in which blood vessels in the feet and legs are narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits. There are steps you can take to prevent foot problems even with Type 2 Diabetes. Your first task, every day, is to check your feet for problems....
Attentive Foor Care and Type 2 Diabetes
High blood glucose from Type 2 Diabetes can cause problems for your feet in two different ways. If you have Type 2 Diabetes, one way your feet become problems is through nerve damage in your legs and feet. With damaged nerves, you may not feel pain, heat or cold in your legs and feet. A sore or cut on your foot may get worse because you have no idea it’s there. This lack of feeling is...
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