What causes a diabetic foot sore?

diabetic foot sore

diabetic foot sore

Diabetes is a disease that causes many health problems, including diabetic foot sore. The scientific name for diabetes is actually hyperglycemia, which means high blood sugar. Due to today’s extremely sweet filled diet we have more and more people becoming diabetics (and the defective gene is being passed on) Diabetes is where the organ commonly called the pancreas slows and sometime stops in the production of a necessary chemical known as insulin. Insulin is used by the body to change the sugar in the blood into fuel that the body’s cells are able to use. When the levels of insulin are low the sugar levels are high and this can cause severe damage to the body such as heart disease, heart damage, nerve damage, eye damage and blindness, kidney damage, diabetic foot sore, and kidney failure. These all effect the body over time. So making sure you monitor your blood sugar levels.

Diabetic foot sore is when the body’s nerves become damaged by the high sugar. The damage that occurs in the nerves, happens all over the body, but is felt most in the feet as they feel the most movement and stress. When the nerves become damaged the feet may feel pain, tingling, numbness, or like you’re walking on needles. Diabetic foot sores form when the body’s nerves become unresponsive to pain and no longer transmit the signals. When a diabetic loses the feeling in their feet they may walk to the point that the develop sores on their feet and never notice them. These sores are extremely dangerous and may get infected which threatens the life of the diabetic. So talk to your doctor if you have a diabetic foot sore as he may be able give you special ways of treating the sores and ways to prevent getting them. Also see about getting diabetic shoes.

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