Type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes is a common chronic disease around the world, affecting millions of people and increasing the risk of other chronic heart diseases, sometimes even amputation.
When the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas produces a small number of hormones, the blood sugar level rises sharply, leading to many complications. When blood sugar levels are abnormally high, your body will show various signs that indicate the symptoms of diabetes. These can include frequent urination at night, excessive hunger and thirst, fatigue, dry skin, unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, or tingling in the extremities.
The symptoms of diabetes, however, are not limited to this. The feet and legs of your body may show some signs that you may be missing. Look at the most common signs of diabetes that may appear on your feet and legs.
Tingling in the feet – Sometimes when walking, you may not feel the feet or numbness. This may happen due to high blood sugar levels. Tingling and numbness in the feet are also symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
No pain after injury - Whether it is an ulcer or any injury, patients with diabetic neuropathy will not feel pain in their legs or feet. This happens due to nerve damage caused by high blood sugar levels, which can alleviate the discomfort caused by injuries that usually cause major damage.
Leg muscle soreness when walking – Diabetic patients may experience leg muscle soreness due to insufficient blood circulation after walking a certain distance. This is caused by arterial blockage, which is common in diabetic patients, which is also the cause of slow wound healing.
Risk of infection – Corn and calluses are also common in diabetic patients. However, due to poor blood circulation, the absence of pain, and high blood sugar, these are often overlooked and more susceptible to infection. Ulcers or ulcers are also more susceptible to infection in diabetic patients and due to their slow healing speed, they can spread to surrounding tissues and cause damage.
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general reference only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Before starting any fitness program or changing your diet, be sure to consult your doctor or dietitian.