High glucose levels can cause damage to the nerves throughout the body. Neuropathy is a frequently encountered complication of diabetes. Nerve damage can be prominent and it allows injuries to go unnoticed, leading to ulceration, serious infections and in some case amputations.
Diabetic neuropathy is an impairment of regular activities of the nerves throughout the body and can alter autonomic, motor and sensory functioning. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy, affecting the outer nevers of the limbs, particularly those of the foot. It mainly alters sensory function, causing abnormal feelings and progressive numbness which further helps in the development of ulcers (diabetic foot).
Diabetic feet is one of the most common, costly and severe complications of diabetes. Amputation in people with diabetes is 10 to 20 times more common than in non diabetic people. It is estimated that every 30 seconds a lower limb or part of a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world as a result of diabetes.
Diabetic foot can result in an important economic, social, and public health burden; especially in low-income societies, if there is neither an appropriate educational program, nor adequate and suitable footwear.
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