If you have diabetes, you have probably felt your feet go numb, or start to hurt.
One of the most common side effects of diabetes is problems with your feet. These problems are things like numbness, tenderness, discomfort, or pain in your feet.
Why does this happen?
It is greatly due to nerve damage caused by too much sugar in the body. This nerve damage is called diabetic neuropathy.
What can happen when I have diabetic neuropathy?
It usually starts out with your feet and sometimes your legs feeling numb, or getting the sensation of pins and needles.
However, it may reach a stage where you develop foot ulcers or cuts and bruises that just don’t seem to heal.
The worst of all is that your feet may be so numb that you do not even realise that your foot is hurt. This can lead to major infections, and in worse cases, amputation.
But you can prevent this from happening…
How do I make sure that this does not happen to me?
- Check your feet daily.
Learn to inspect your own feet. Make sure that there are no new cuts or bruises.
Use a mirror to help you study the undersides of your feet. If you are lucky enough to have somebody that can help you inspect them – all the better. After all, four eyes are better than two.
An increase in the temperature of your foot, which can be detected with a special infrared thermometer, can be an early sign of trouble. The foot will get hot before the skin breaks down.
- Quit smoking.
If you’re a smoker, it is best to kick the habit as soon as possible. Smoking is considered a high-risk factor in diabetic foot disease.
- Control your blood sugar.
Seeing that diabetic neuropathy is due to high blood sugar levels, it is a logical step to take. Ensuring that your blood sugar levels are well balanced is not only a way to treat and prevent foot problems but also vital to your overall health.
- Choose your shoes carefully.
Make sure that the shoes you wear are comfortable and fit your feet right. You don’t want them to be too snug or too loose, as this may cause blisters and cuts on your feet.
Shoes that are too tight may also pour fuel on the fire of poor blood circulation in your feet.
- Cut your toenails
It can be easy to harm your toes when cutting your toenails if you cannot feel when you cut yourself. The best is if you have somebody who can cut your toenails for you.
How can I treat diabetic foot problems at their root cause?
As mentioned, diabetic foot problems are due to unbalanced blood sugar levels in the body. So in order to treat the problem at the root cause, you need to make sure that you control your blood sugar levels.
To do this…
Lifestyle Change and Supplements
We recommend following a sensible diet, like the Manna Diet, eliminating sugar, sugary drinks and refined carbohydrates from your diet.
Try to eat fresh foods or home prepared meals most of the time.
Take a very good supplement, like the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help control blood sugar levels in the most natural way possible, without any side effects.
Keeping your blood sugar levels as normal as possible can prevent amputations and also help to revive the beta cells of the pancreas.
Also, take the Manna Low GI Shake to replace one to 2 meals per day. The shake can help to curb food cravings and it can help to control blood sugar levels.
Manna Low GI Shake is formulated to allow you to skip a meal without losing the needed nutrients and energy.
Benefits of the Manna Low GI Shake
- High in fiber
- Low GI
- Stops Cravings
- High Enough Nutritional Value to be regarded as a Meal Replacement
- The only shake which contains Essential Sugars (“Glyco-Nutrients”)
- Cholesterol Free
- Gluten Free
- Provides Energy, without Fattening
- Helps to Control Blood Sugar Levels
- Organic & Natural
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