The Diabetic Foot

Skin and Foot Care

In diabetes, care of the skin and the feet assumes paramount importance. Increased chances of contracting an infection, inadequate blood-supply and impaired sensations are the three factors which endanger a diabetic’s skin and feet. Skincare Skin-care: A diabetic should always remain alert to prevent an injury to the skin. He should take extra care while scratching […]

The Diabetic Foot

Monofilament Test

Peripheral neuropathy (PN), or nerve damage of the extremities, is one of the most common complications of diabetes (60 percent of all people with the disease develop it at some point). Symptoms include burning, tingling, numbness, a prickly sensation (like “pins and needles”), and muscle weakness. Neuropathy is the result of chronically high blood sugars, […]