6.5 C
New York
Saturday, September 24, 2022

One of the most overlooked Type 2 diabetes symptoms could mean your blood sugar is rising, Says Doctor

Must Read

Soldiers Who Refuse To Go To War May Face A Jail Term Up To 10 Years – Russia’s New Criminal Code

According to the official legal information portal, President Vladimir Putin has approved changes to the law to...

RIP Mahsa Amini: More Than 700 Rioters Including 60 Women Detained In Iran

Tasnim news agency reported Saturday that during more than a week of protests after a young woman...

Macron’s Party Demands To Find Putin’s Friends In France

Members of France's National Assembly said Saturday they asked the lower house's president to investigate alleged Russian...
Avatar photo
Aakash Molpariya
Aakash started in Nov 2018 as a writer at Revyuh.com. Since joining, as writer, he is mainly responsible for Software, Science, programming, system administration and the Technology ecosystem, but due to his versatility he is used for everything possible. He writes about topics ranging from AI to hardware to games, stands in front of and behind the camera, creates creative product images and much more. He is a trained IT systems engineer and has studied computer science. By the way, he is enthusiastic about his own small projects in game development, hardware-handicraft, digital art, gaming and music. Email: aakash (at) revyuh (dot) com

Diabetes is one of the most deadly diseases that requires lifetime running care. But while the condition can lead to some serious complications, knowing the signs you may be getting type-2 diabetes will help you have the best results.

Type 2 diabetes, like HBP, is unnoticeable in the beginning and may linger so for many years. Many of its negative effects could be noticed on your toes as well, according to medical experts.

According to Dr. Paul Ettlinger, GP at The London General Practice, numb toes could be a sign that your blood sugar levels have been too high for too long.

Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term to describe nerve fibres damaged by high blood sugar levels.

As Dr Ettlinger explained, the ends of the longest nerve fibres are often the first to deteriorate – this helps to explain why the feet are susceptible.

What’s more, loss of feeling can mean that any wound or damage to the toes, such an ingrown toenail, can escalate into something worse, he warned.

Other signs can include:

  • Ulcers (this is caused by damage to the skin due to a lack of sensation from foreign body and poorly fitted footwear)
  • Callous formation
  • Infection or inflammation and gangrene.

According to Dr Ettlinger, diabetic feet are also more likely to see bacterial growth and infection as a result of the increased sugar in the tissues of the feet, and impaired blood supply often leads to a lower metabolism.

Interestingly if a diabetic has eye problems they are also more likely to develop foot problems.

he added.

Image Credit: iStock

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -