Why a Type 2 Diabetic Should Check Their Feet
If you are one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes, you should know that you need to learn to watch out for more than just your blood sugar levels.
Did you know that the most common reason type 2 diabetics get hospitalized are for problems with their feet. Since you don’t feel the pain you tend to ignore foot problems until a minor infection becomes a major infection. It is very important that a type 2 diabetic exercise good foot care. Prevention is the key to keeping the feet of a type 2 diabetic healthy and attached.
Neuropathy is what the loss of nerve function is called and this loss of nerve function typically develops over time and centers in legs and feet of diabetics. Type 2 diabetics can’t feel their foot injuries as well as non-diabetics. Pain and discomfort are not noticed, and the problem tends to be ignored. It is commonly the poor circulation and lower immunity to infection that amplifies diabetic foot problems.
Besides dealing with pain, diabetic patients need to be aware of any tingling foot sensation, especially at night. Ulcers and other problems may even be painless. It is therefore very important for type 2 diabetic patients to develop a routine where they self-inspect each foot, and be sure it is done every morning and every evening.
It is not weight gain that causes diabetes. It is diabetes that causes weight gain. Most people with type 2 diabetes have an excess of insulin in their blood, which causes the body to lay down white adipose tissue. And it is this tissue that causes them to put on extra weight. A Diabetics Weight Gain has to be addressed and managed.
Managing Type 2 Diabetes is not as much of a challenge as you might think. Maintaining regular activity and eating healthy are very important in managing your type 2 diabetes because they can lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides, as well as help control your weight. You don’t have to change your whole life you just need to learn to change your eating habits to a more healthy option. You have probably been putting it of but as a diabetic you can’t do that any longer.
Source by Jonathan Berns, DC