Diseases of the lower limbs that are not properly treated can deteriorate rapidly. In fact, people with diabetes account for 60% of all lower limb amputations in the United States.
The risk of damage to the feet is more likely if:
- You have had diabetes for a long time
- Their levels of glucose in the blood have been too high for an extended period
- You smoke
- You are inactive
There are two types of risk for the feet: high risk and low risk. Knowing the risk and foot care can prevent serious problems appropriately, even amputation.
The low-risk feet have normal sensation and good blood flow. However, they can become high risk, it is advisable to conduct regular checks.
People who have had a foot ulcer or amputation in the past, have high risk feet. If you have high risk feet, you should see your doctor or a podiatrist every 3-6 months. (more…)