Diabetes

This inability to regulate blood sugar levels.

Cause

Both dietary, lifestyle and genetic factors can impact and cause diabetes. Certain factors may increase your likelihood of developing diabetes, including:

  • Excessive body weight
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • A family history of this condition
  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Elevated blood pressure

Signs and Symptoms

Common signs and symptoms associated with diabetes include:

  • Prolonged healing time for surface sores and skin irritation
  • Increased thirst, hunger, and urination
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Vision changes
  • Frequent infections
  • Neuropathy

Recovery

Many treatment options exist to control and manage Diabetes. It’s important to speak with a doctor regarding dietary and lifestyle changes. In regards to Diabetes and foot concerns, it’s important to examine feet daily, both the bottom of feet and between toes. Ensuring that footwear is flat, flexible and widest at the ends of the toes will help prevent toe compression and skin irritation.

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