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Five Types of Diabetic Patients Most Likely to Have Diabetic Foot

Diabetic patients who likes to cross legs
In daily lives, many people like cross legs, and they consider this as a comfortable way of sitting. However, if diabetic patients often cross their legs, they may have diabetic foot or even a risk of amputation when the situation is serious. This is because there are two premises of getting diabetic foot, one of them is sclerosis and ischemia in lower limb arteries; the other one is nerve lesions. Long-term crossing legs can cause poor blood circulation in lower limbs, accelerating the sclerosis and ischemia of lower limb arteries, and over time diabetic patients are easy to get diabetic foot. Therefore, diabetic patient must stop crossing their legs.

Diabetic patients that smoke
Smoking diabetic patients. Smoking is the key factor of causing diabetic blood vessel lesions in diabetic patients. According to the survey data, smoking diabetic patients have 15 times higher probabilities to get diabetic foot than non-smoking diabetic patients.

Diabetic patients accompanied by diabetic peripheral blood vessels lesions
Diabetic peripheral blood vessels lesions could induce serious lower limb blood vessel narrowing, reducing the blood and oxygen supply in feet. Once there is injury in the feet of this kind of diabetic patients, wounds will be persistent and difficult to heal due to the insufficient supply of nutrition and oxygen, causing diabetic foot.

Diabetic patients accompanied by diabetic renal disease or diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy can cause a serious decrease of vision in diabetic patients. This type of diabetic patients are easy to get injured in the feet when walking. Thus they are susceptible to diabetic foot. While diabetic renal disease can seriously affect renal functions, and cause untimely discharging of huge amount of toxic substance. Those toxic substance can damage blood vessels in human, especially for lower limb blood vessels, thereby easy to get diabetic foot.

Diabetic patients with wounds in the feet
Diabetic patient who received lower limb amputation, foot ulcers, calluses, corns or foot deformities. As for this kind of patients, even the wounds and ulcers have completely healed, the risk of getting diabetic foot is still over 80%.

Once one gets diabetic foot, high medical expenses will be required. Besides, this disease can also induce disability or even death if the situation is serious. If there is feeling of numbness at feet, or pain without reason, causing various strange feeling of pain, such as tingling, burning, feet cold, diabetic patients should go to the department of endocrinology to get treated.

See also:
Home Care of Diabetic Foot
Shoes: Choose and wear shoes for the prevention of diabetic foot
Socks: Choose socks for the prevention of diabetic foot
Nursing Care of Patients With Diabetic Eye Disease
Why are diabetic patients not suitable for wearing contact lenses?
Diabetes and Low blood sugar
Emergency Measures when Low blood sugar Occurs
Harm of Low blood sugar at Night

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