Diabetic Foot Treatment in Pune

Diabetic Foot Treatment in Pune


Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from foods you eat. The cells of your body need glucose for energy. A hormone called insulin helps the glucose get into your cells.

With type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, glucose can’t get into your cells as quickly as usual. The glucose builds up in your blood and causes high blood sugar levels.

In some cases, the damage can be severe. Infections in the feet can spread, damaging other organs and even becoming life threatening. Severe foot infections may mean a doctor has to amputate the foot. While most people with diabetes do not develop severe foot complications, diabetes remains a leading cause of amputations. When this process does not work correctly, sugar remains circulating in the blood, causing health problems.

How Can Diabetes Affect My Feet?

Diabetes can cause two problems that can affect your feet:

  • Diabetic neuropathy. Uncontrolled diabetes can damage your nerves. If you have damaged nerves in your legs and feet, you might not feel heat, cold, or pain there. This lack of feeling is called “sensory diabetic neuropathy.” If you do not feel a cut or sore on your foot because of neuropathy, the cut could get worse and become infected. The muscles of your foot may not work properly because nerves to the muscles are damaged. This could cause your foot to not align properly and create too much pressure on one part of your foot.
  • Peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes also affects the flow of blood. Without good blood flow, it takes longer for a sore or cut to heal. Poor blood flow in the arms and legs is called “peripheral vascular disease.” If you have an infection that will not heal because of poor blood flow, you are at risk for developing ulcers or gangrene (the death of tissue due to a lack of blood).

Symptoms of Diabetes

Foot symptoms of diabetes vary from person to person and may depend on the specific issues a person is experiencing at the time.

However, symptoms might include:

  • loss of feeling
  • numbness or tingling
  • blisters or other wounds without pain
  • skin discoloration and temperature changes
  • red streaks
  • wounds with or without drainage
  • painful tingling
  • staining on socks

Complications of Diabetes

Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease are serious conditions that a doctor must monitor closely.

Both cause complications that can have serious, ongoing effects. These complications may include:

  • foot ulcers or wounds that do not heal
  • infections, including skin infections, bone infections, and abscesses
  • gangrene, when an infection causes tissue death
  • foot deformity
  • Charcot foot, which alters the shape of the feet as bones in the foot and toe shift or break
  • death
  • damage to surrounding structures, such as the legs

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