Foot pain can be an early warning of diabetes

A vast survey done by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), reveals that one out of four people suffering from foot pain doesn’t go for diabetes analysis. The reason they point out is, may be due to the lack of knowlege or misconception regarding the disease.

In an research done by the ACFAS researchers including 23 million Americans with diabetes show that -
* Majority of people hasn’t been diagnosed by a doctor as they are sure that they don’t need their advice over this disease.
* Other are in a misconception that only after seeing a doctor for burning, tingling and numbness in their toes and feet they have developed diabetes.
* Many people already diagnosed with diabetes aren’t familiar with neuropathy’s symptoms

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a leading contributor to foot ulcers in people with diabetes. When you have diabetes, and especially diabetic neuropathy, a minor cut on your foot can turn into a catastrophe. The statistics on diabetic ulcers are sobering, says Boston foot and ankle surgeon John M. Giurini, DPM, FACFAS, president of the 6,000-member surgeons’ association.

While doctors from says that diabetic patients having excellent blood sugar control can also develop diabetic neuropathy.

Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve damage that is caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy have symptoms like- Burning, tingling and numbness in the toes.

Medications can treat neuropathy pain. But nerve damage cannot be reversed and so treatments for this disease at time becomes more important.


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