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Diabetic foot, the keys to its prevention

foot problems are common in people with diabetes, The disease damages nerves which can damage blood vessels that get less blood supply and oxygen to this part of the body.

A diabetic person can get a blister, wound or cut without realizing it could be causing it. ulcers and more difficult-to-treat infections that may even lead to amputation. This is what is called diabetic foot, which causes infection, ulceration or destruction of the deeper tissues of the foot.

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most common symptom loss of sensitivity Raises on the sole of the foot or in areas close to the bone. These wounds can lead to the formation of an ulcer, which is usually the main reason for a potential amputation.

the best way to protect your feet blood sugar level control Everyday. This will help protect your nerves and blood vessels from damage. It is important to keep the skin healthy.


As with the rest of the body, there are some things you should follow with your feet. minimum hygiene guidelines, hydrate them daily and protect them from the sun. Choosing the right footwear is also very important to avoid injuries.

In truth, injuries can be serious if they are not treated in time. Quironsalud Tenerife Podiatrist, beatriz torcidacautions that “seven out of ten amputations performed in developed countries are due to the diabetic foot.”


For this reason, at the Quirónsalud Tenerife Foot Unit “we are very involved in the prevention, early diagnosis and monitoring of this disease”. Doctors explain, “More than 50% of amputation complications can be avoided if diabetes is monitored and prevented.”

Precisely, Quironsalud Tenerife experts emphasize that the prevention of diabetic foot is decisive as it will prevent “the appearance of foot ulcers”.

pay attention to the notice

podiatrist Beatriz Torcida also highlighted that people are more sensitive For those suffering from this type of ulcer, such as those who “suffered a previous ulcer, previous amputation or who have symptoms of neuropathy or ischemia”.

Experts specify that the symptoms of neuropathy are “loss of proprioception in the face of painful stimuli, loss of sensitivity to temperature changes in the foot, and points of maximum pressure.” In this case, he says what is being seen on the foot “are calluses, thickened hyperkeratosis, and even flaking, which usually occurs on the metatarsal heads, in plantar areas, in areas of the toes and on Are located. Heel “.

go to the podiatrist

At any sign that something is wrong, Dr. Beatriz Torcida stresses the need to visit a specialist.

They concluded, “It is important to visit a podiatry service once a month to prevent, diagnose and adequately monitor the diabetic foot.”

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