There are four types of foot problems caused by diabetes that may affect your feet:
- Circulation problems
- Nerve problems
- Frequent infections
- Muscle and joint problems
People suffering from diabetes are more susceptible to bacterial, fungal and yeast infections because of the medical and nutritional changes taking place in the body. Two key principles make your daily plan for diabetic foot care a success: prevention and attention.
If you suffer from poor circulation or diabetic neuropathy, it is important to self-examine your feet every day. Doing this will help you take immediate action as soon as you spot described symptoms and complications affecting your feet hence helping you decrease the risk of foot ulcers and infections caused by diabetes.
Wear diabetic socks and shoes daily and use foot care products formulated for diabetics to help prevent foot ulcers, injuries and infections before they happen.