Just when you thought diabetes was your biggest problem – now you have sores on your feet that won’t heal, and sometimes you can’t even feel your feet at all!
Diabetes often goes hand-in-hand with various foot problems. Some are a lot more serious than other. But none of them are pleasant. Here are the 6 foot problems most commonly associated with diabetes…
Neuropathy is another term used for nerve damage. The constant high sugar levels that come along with diabetes cause damage to the nerves in the body.
This can sometimes lead to serious pain, but most often the effect starts out with a tingly feeling in the limbs, which then ends up with partial or complete numbness in the arms and hands, or legs and feet. Although, it is most frequently found to target the feet.
2. Skin Changes
Many people with diabetes might notice the skin on their feet to become very dry and start to peel or crack. This is partly due to nerve damage, as mentioned above. The nerves that control the oil and moisture of the feet become damaged, and can no longer do their job properly.
Calluses are parts of the skin that become very thick due to constant pressure or friction. These are much more likely to form when you suffer from diabetes.
This is because during diabetes there are high-pressure areas under the feet. If calluses are not trimmed or removed, they may tear open and result in sores known as ulcers.
4. Foot Ulcers
Ulcers are cuts or tears in the feet where the layers of skin break down. These exposed areas are easily susceptible to infection and can be very painful.
They often occur on the ball if the foot, or on the bottom of the big toe.
If you do discover an ulcer, it is best to keep off your feet for a while to allow it to heal. Although, poor blood circulation may make the healing process take very long…
5. Poor Circulation
Poor blood circulation, also known as poor blood flow, can make sores and infections take longer get better than they should.
It is also one of the biggest causes for loss of feeling in the feet. When your blood circulation is not in good health, your feet may often feel numb and cold.
Sometimes you may not even feel it when you have a cut or sore on your foot, which increase the chances of it becoming infected.
In some cases, blood circulation and foot problems may become so extreme that amputations are needed…
It is usually the absolute last resort, but it is not uncommon. People with diabetes are the people who are at the highest risk for needing an amputation.
This is largely due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which reduces and restricts the blood flow to the feet.
PAD, together with poor blood circulation throughout the body, and nerve damage, can make the need for an amputation all the more likely…
What we recommend…
Controlling blood sugar levels is one of the most important factors to prevent diabetic complications.
We first and foremost recommend a healthy diet with very little sugar, sugary drinks and/ or starches. You can follow the Manna Diet as a good alternative to any diet if you want to control blood sugar levels with your food.
We also recommend the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement to be taken 3 times per day with food, because this product helps to reduce the uptake of glucose from the food to the bloodstream by up to 43%. This supplement can be used in conjunction with any other diabetic medication, but you need to monitor your sugar levels because it can drop too low, which means that you need to adjust your medication.
If you are not on blood pressure medication, you can also make use of the Manna Blood Circulation Support supplement which can help to increase blood flow.
The Manna Blood Circulation Support product was especially formulated to help with the improvement of blood flow in the most natural way without any side effects.
Manna Blood Circulation Support contains:
- Ginkgo Biloba Extract, which helps improve blood circulation, helping your brain, eyes and legs function better.
- L-Arganine that helps lower your blood pressure by relaxing and opening you arteries.
- L-Citrulline boosts nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax and work better, which improves blood flow throughout your body.
- Guarana, an ingredient containing caffeine which stimulates the circulation of blood.
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