Vascular issues for Diabetics
Diabetes may affect the circulation by causing the arteries to become ‘furred up’ (artherosclerosis). This can affect all the major blood vessels, especially those supplying the legs & feet.
Without a good blood supply, you will have problems with cuts and sores, which do not heal very well. As a result of poor circulation, you may also suffer from cramp and pain in your legs and/or feet. If your diabetes is poorly controlled, you run greater risk of poor circulation and the problems associated with a poor blood supply.,
People with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to hospital with a foot ulcer than with any other complication of diabetes.
This is because diabetes may lead to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is an occlusive blood vessel disease, and is particularly problematic in the lower extremies.
1] Arterial – Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the lower extremities.
2] Venous – Valve incompetence in leg veins, history of deep vein thrombophlebitis and thrombosis, previous history of ulcers, obesity, & advanced age.
Neurological issues for Diabetics
Diabetics with reduced feeling or (‘Diabetic Neuropathy’) is due to damage caused by decreased blood flow and high blood sugar levels.
It is important to understand how foot problems develop and how they can be prevented or detected early so that they can be treated successfully.
1] Sensory neuorpathy.
2] Motor neuropathy.
3] Autonomic neuropathy.
What is Diabetes ?
Diabetes Foot Examination.
Diabetes & footcare .
Foot problems are common in Diabetes.