Many diabetics might know one of the major things that occur in all of us is Diabetic Neuropathy. What is it though? Basically what happens is some of the nerves are damaged because of the diabetes, and this may cause some tingling, pain, or numbness. This is especially important in the feet. We diabetics should be checking our feet out daily to make sure we don’t have any problems with them.
Neuropathy can cause a number of problems to our feet. Because of the insensitivities, we might not know if there are any cuts, bruises, or otherwise any problems with our feet. Some diabetics have plain said they don’t feel a thing in their feet. That’s not good, because we won’t know if they’re feeling too hot or too cold and as you know, this would cause some serious complications.
It also causes some pain. I get it all the time. Suddenly, my feet will begin to hurt in some random area, and rubbing it sometimes helps. Sometimes the tingling causes sharp pains, kind of like someone sticking a needle into you. This is very common too. Of course, if it gets really bad, you should probably talk to your doctor just to make sure there’s nothing else going on.
Diabetic Neuropathy, or the tingling/numbing/painful sensations in various parts of your body are going to be common. So please check out your feet daily. You should be doing this each night before you go to bed. Look at them, make sure there’s no cuts or bruises. If there are you need to make sure they are taken care of. Are they getting worse? Are they getting better? Because of the diabetes, remember that your ability to heal a wound is much much slower. If you don’t take care of your feet, there is always the possibility of getting it amputated. I’ve heard of so many people having this done, it’s not something to take lightly.
Make it a part of your day, check your feet.