Diabetes is a disease which can lead to many medical problems, especially in individuals that don’t follow a healthy diet and an exercise regimen.
Both exercising and diet are very important in maintaining the control of the blood sugar. Neuropathy is a common side effect, and it is a type of nerve damage. What is more, if this condition is left untreated, it can lead to some serious complications.
In case of neuropathy, even minor injuries and cuts can cause much more severe problems. You need to check your feet every day and inspect for sores, cuts, and blisters. There can be a problem that you are not aware of.
Importance of sensitivity
Sensitivity is very important when it comes to the treatment of this issue. It is an important way with which your body can stay alert to potential problems. Sensations like a sharp pain and throbbing can show a possible damage to specific parts of your body.
When we are talking about the feet, the pain can appear as a result of a burn, cut or blister. If the sensation is impaired, you might not even realize that the damage has already happened. And if you leave this problem untreated, there is a high chance of an infection.
If you are aware of the fact that you have an impaired sensitivity, you will need to depend on visual checks, just to make sure that there are no problems. Keep in mind that the impaired sensitivity sensation cannot lead to infection or ulceration, but the damage that has been caused to the legs.
How to prevent diabetic neuropathy
There is a very simple way to prevent this issue. It is actually a test, which is easy to do and fast, and the best thing about it is that it can be done at the comfort of your own home.
You should keep in mind, however, that you will need another person to do it because this way you will eliminate the possibility of missing something out. Also, remember that this test is not a substitute for the annual check that your doctor makes.
In order to find out how to do this test at home, check the video below, and remember that prevention is the key to minimizing the risk of getting infected or experiencing some health problems.