What Are the Risk Factors for Diabetic Foot
When diabetic foot disease develops to a very serious degree, hospitals recommend amputation. It seems that in the face of this situation, only amputation is the last choice. Is it really impossible to cure diabetic foot disease thoroughly? Imagine that after amputation, you need to face an unsound body. In daily life, it is not only inconvenient, but also attracts many different eyes. In order to better prevent the occurrence of diabetic foot, it is necessary to first understand the risk factors of diabetic foot.
What are the risk factors for diabetic foot?
1. The course of diabetes is more than 10 years.
2. Poor long-term blood sugar control;
3. Poor health care of the foot or wearing inappropriate shoes;
4. History of foot ulcer;
5. Symptoms of neuropathy (numbness of feet, loss or disappearance of sensory tactility or pain) and/or ischemic angiopathy (pain or cooling of gastrocnemius caused by exercise);
6. Signs of neuropathy (foot fever, skin perspiration, muscle atrophy, claw-like toes, skin thickening at pressure points, good pulse, good blood filling) and (or) signs of peripheral vascular lesions (cold feet, skin lightening and thinning, pulse disappearance and subcutaneous tissue atrophy);
7. Other chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (severe renal failure or renal transplantation, obvious retinopathy);
8. Neurological and/or vascular lesions are not serious and severe foot deformities exist.
9. Other risk factors (visual impairment, orthopaedic problems affecting foot function, such as knee, hip or spinal arthritis, inappropriate footwear;
10. Individual factors (poor social and economic conditions, old age or living alone, refusal to treat and care, smoking, alcoholism, etc.);
11. Delayed diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic patients should develop the habit of checking their feet every day, including whether the foot skin has blisters, abrasions, cracks, local skin is red and swollen, and how about the skin color. If the skin temperature drops and the skin color is dark purple or even purple-black, it indicates local ischemia, ulceration and necrosis. Make early detection and treatment.
What are the risk factors of diabetic foot? Now you get the answer. Hope you can prevent them in the daily and prevent this complication. Here we recommend you to try Chinese medicine, which can help you lower and stabilize blood sugar level. For more information on Diabetes treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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