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Eye Disease, Nerve Damage, Poor Blood Circulation In The Feet, Gangrene

Date: 18 May 2009

Eye Disease

  • Diabetic eye disease affects the blood vessels in the retina.
  • Watch out for :
    •  Eye sight becoming blur
    •  Seeing floating spots or shadows
    •  Having trouble seeing at night
  • See your doctor immediately


Nerve Damage

  • High blood glucose damages nerves in the arms, hands, legs and feet
  • Watch out for:
    •  Numbness (pins and needles)
    •  Loss of feeling in the feet
    •  Tingling and burning sensation
    •  Muscle weakness
  • Prevention with good blood glucose control, regular exercise and quit smoking


Poor Blood Circulation In The Feet
 

  • Due to damage to blood vessels in the legs and feet
  • Watch out for:
    •  Cramps in the legs while walking
    •  Cold feet
    •  Pain in the legs while at rest
  • Poor blood circulation slows down healing of wounds and infection

Gangrene

  • Usually begins as a wound or ulcer in the feet
  • Poor blood circulation and lack of proper wound care leads to infection
  • Amputation is needed to remove the dead tissues.
  • Take good care of your feet
 


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