We are now aware that smoking is harmful to health. However, diabetics have it far worse. In fact, smoking raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, renal disease, and erectile dysfunction. Why is diabetes and smoking a lethal combination? Both may harm the heart and the circulatory system. They may increase your blood pressure and cholesterol. Additionally, smokers have difficulty managing their blood sugar. And so, smoking increases insulin resistance.
One of the most frequent complaints I get from my patients is that their feet are numb. Furthermore, this is not the “typical” numb that sometimes affects many of us. People describe the numbness as feeling like they are wearing many pairs of socks, even when they aren’t. The sensation is similar to having wax covering their feet. Although not painful, this is obviously not okay.
I’m hoping by now all of my readers are aware that it’s not a good idea to walk with bare feet outdoors. Shoes are a necessity outside, whether you’re running through the grass, entering the locker room, or getting ready to jump into the community pool. They guard you against cuts, scrapes, germs, and that most dreaded organism: foot fungus!
Running is a fantastic kind of exercise if you have diabetes. However, you must protect your feet as well as your blood sugar levels. So, we will concentrate on the hazards of running with diabetes today, and provide training safety advice for diabetics and all runners.
You probably have peripheral neuropathy if you have diabetes and suffer from pain or loss of sensation in your feet. Diabetics are often affected by this form of nerve damage. As you may be aware, this disease raises the risk of foot ulcers and perhaps amputation. If you have neuropathy, you should pay special attention to your extremities.
Making healthy food, checking your blood sugar, taking time to be active, keeping up with doctor’s appointments, and taking medicines are some of the things diabetic patients manage. However, through this busy schedule, the feet are the last thing to be remembered but daily diabetic foot care will help prevent diabetic foot complications.