Yes! Certain types of shoes, socks, and custom orthotics are created especially for those with diabetes. People with diabetes should never go barefoot and should make sure to keep feet protected to reduce the risk of cuts and scrapes on the feet, which can lead to foot ulcers.
Diabetics may experience the following symptoms:
Keep your blood glucose (sugar) in good control and take care of your feet every day to avoid serious foot problems.
High levels of sugar in the blood can cause arteries and blood vessels to harden and narrow, restricting blood flow. This could lead to nerve damage causing numbness, burning, and pain, as well as decreased wound healing ability. In worse cases, it may turn into severe ulcers and tissue decay that may require amputation.
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