Chronic high blood glucose levels can lead to poor circulation and
nerve damage in diabetics.
These can result in a number of diabetes
foot symptoms. Diabetics should inspect their feet daily and watch for any changes that may
need medical attention.
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Wounds that heal slowly (or do not seem to heal at all). Skin that feels
warm or hot to the touch might indicate that there is an infection.
Pus. Again, this could be a sign of infection and may be serious,
especially if it's persistant, bloody drainage.
Redness. Redness surrounding a wound (or red streaks spreading from
a wound) indicate that an infection is getting worse.
Foot 'trauma' such as ingrown toenails, athlete's foot, yellowing
toenails, calluses or corns. These could indicate bacterial infections or
perhaps recurring foot problems.
or nerve damage, is not uncommon. Numbness is a problem because it may prevent you from feeling pain.
If you have a wound and don't notice it, it could worsen and become infected before you even
realize it's there.
can have many causes. You may have bruised or sprained your foot; there could be an
infection; poor circulation; or perhaps your shoes don't fit properly.
Swollen feet. This might be caused by something as mild as improperly
but could also be a sign of poor circulation, inflammation, or infection.
In this video, a podiatrist explains foot problems that commonly occur with
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