Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Seven Tips for Neuropathy Foot Health

Neuropathy, most often caused by high blood sugar levels that lead to nerve damage in the feet, will affect nearly 70 percent of diabetes patients in the United States. When this happens, the person with neuropathy will not be able to feel the pain caused by swelling, blisters or cuts, which could lead to infection and increased foot problems. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to help ensure that you are not dealing with unnecessary foot problems due to nerve damage.

The following article lists seven tips to help ensure foot health from a certified wound specialist and podiatrist from the University of Michigan Health System, Crystal Holmes. In this article, Ms. Holmes gives tips for the feet that may seem common sense to some, but can make a world of difference for those with neuropathy. Her tips include checking blood sugar levels every day, wearing comfortable and property fitted shoes at all times (even at home), and examining feet daily to reduce the likeliness of overlooking an accidental wound.

7 ways to avoid foot problems

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