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Diabetes Foot Amputation Over 1,000,000 foot amputations each year! Tips to Help Avoid This.


Diabetes foot amputation is a major issue world wide. In fact there are approximately 1,000,000 foot amputations each year - 80,000 in the US alone.

To bring it home - every 30 seconds a foot is lost due to diabetes!

I recently wrote an article on diabetes related diseases in which I spoke briefly on the subject of amputations.

I feel that I needed to discuss this subject further because this is such a huge and growing problem.

When type 2 diabetics are admitted to the hospital, it is usually because of heart problems or foot problems.

Unfortunately many end up with the feet getting amputated.

Nerve disease or neuropathy, is the cause!

Diabetes foot amputations are cause by nerve and blood flow problems. This happens when blood sugars are out of control.

While this can cause damage to the body’s entire nervous system and blood vessels, it is usually experienced first in the extremities such as the fingers, toes and feet. This is...

...because of the already small blood vessels in these limbs. Blood flow is restricted faster here in these nerves and vessels than in the rest of the body.

When the nerves are damaged, the toes and feet lack sensitivity.

If there is injury done to the feet it usually is not detected until infection sets in, because there is no nerve pain to alert you.

Soaking feet in vinegar (apple cider being best) for the softest feet ever!!! Its also a great remedy for many problems like toenail fungus, dry feet, tired feet, etc.

That’s why it is important for the diabetic to always wear shoes and to clean and inspect their feet daily for...

...skin dryness or injuries (dry skin can cause the skin of the feet to crack, which also can cause infection by bacteria entering the cracked skin.

Because blood carries oxygen and nutrients to these parts. If the there is no oxygen or nutrients getting to these areas, healing is delayed or stopped.


How can this problem be halted?

First and foremost glucose control. This is the most important thing, which I’m sure that you already know.

As mentioned above inspect feet daily. Increase blood flow to the extremities by including exercise to your daily routine.

It does not have to be anything extreme, just do much as you can.

Also massaging the legs, ankles and feet  helps extremely.

When inspecting your feet, if you see any bruises or cuts on the feet, toes, or legs, visit your doctor immediately before the problem turns worst - don’t delay, as future problems can be halted.

So, began  to follow the above steps immediately! Do this and you may be able to avoid diabetes foot amputation.

Also massaging the legs, ankles and feet  helps extremely.

When inspecting your feet, if you see any bruises or cuts on the feet, toes, or legs, visit your doctor immediately before the problem turns worst - don’t delay, as future problems can be halted.

So, began  to follow the above steps immediately! Do this and you may be able to avoid diabetes foot amputation.

I found an excellent video on foot massage below. It's great!


Also
- see the
Diabetes Massage Method.


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