Diabetic feet are often the consequence of a long-term elevation of blood sugar levels which occurs with diabetes. Diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) result in the skin of the legs and feet becoming dry and cracked, which makes them more prone to injury. The decreased sensitivity of the nerves leads to incorrect load distribution across the feet, creating corns and pressure points. These pressure points or even injuries are often not perceived by the affected person. In addition, there is the problem that because of the compromised immune system, wounds take much longer to heal and can become infected more easily. In the worst case, amputation may be necessary when ulcers become very deep.
Diabetic feet develop in people with diabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels damage the nerves and the blood circulation of the feet and legs.
Diabetics who have suffered from diabetes for several years need to check their feet every day. It is also important to get your feet checked out by a doctor at least once a year. Diabetic feet also need special skin care, which is usually prescribed by a doctor.
Special shoes for diabetics worn together with your own orthotopics are best for diabetic feet. Or you can buy stretch shoes which have no irritating seams that could cause pressure points. Solidus has a range of shoes for diabetics, which meet all the needs of diabetic feet. The shoes are lined with antibacterial materials and there are no seams in the forefoot area or constricting collars.
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