Diabetes, keep an eye on your feet: 4 signs on your toes you should never ignore

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The appearance of our feet can tell us a lot about our health, especially if we are suffering from diabetes. Here are 4 signs to watch out for.

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The feet can be considered as real "spies" of diabetes. If you think you are at risk, in fact, or you are already keeping your blood sugar levels at bay, there are signs that can be presented on the piedi which you need to pay close attention to. Unfortunately, it often happens that you only realize you have diabetes when your blood sugar levels are too high. Numerous effects caused by the disease occur precisely on the feet, due to alterations within the body that can cause serious damage to the nerves. (Also Read: Diabetes: The 10 Most Common Early Symptoms To Watch Out For)

Let's see what are the 4 signs that appear on the toes that you must never ignore.

What our feet look like about our health

Il peripheral nervous system it is the part which, when damaged, determines the neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by diseases such as HIV, haematological cancers, exposure to toxic substances and, indeed, even diabetes. It is precisely from the feet that you can usually notice the first alarm bells of levels too high blood sugar.

I symptoms that affect the lower limbs and to which you must pay absolute attention are:

  • claw fingers,
  • stinging sensation,
  • burning and pain in the feet,
  • loss of sensation for pain and temperature.

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People with diabetes should keep an eye out for cuts, sore and red spots, swollen, fluid-filled blisters, and ingrown toenails, as all of these issues can lead to the development of infections. We can then add some changes in feeling in the feet, as:

  • formicoli or lieve loss of balance,
  • walking difficulties in the feet,
  • loss of Achilles reflexes (large fiber neuropathy).

As soon as you notice the symptoms listed here, immediately check with a diabetology or from a chiropodist to implement an effective prevention program capable of minimizing the risk of foot injuries.

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