A Better Life with Diabetes - Foot Care
On May 07, 2018
Diabetes is a complex disease with the potential to affect all organs and organ systems. Modern diabetes therapy consists of lifelong structured management, focused on three cornerstones: medication, regular check-up examinations to assure early diagnosis of complications, and lifestyle changes such as refraining from smoking and from alcohol.
The diabetic foot is a frequent and severe complication and occurs in 4-10 per cent of diabetic patients. There are a variety of symptoms ranging from cool, pale feet, blue discoloration of the toe, pain or cramps in the feet when walking to the development of chronic ulcers or gangrene.
A daily self-care regime to protect the feet is advisable for every diabetic and can prevent or at least delay the onset of clinical disease.