Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is caused by reduced blood flow to the extremities. High blood glucose levels damage blood vessels and affect the blood flow. Those with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk for foot ulcers and lower limb amputations. They also account for 60 percent of the limb amputations, according to the American … Continue reading Study Shows Therapeutic Footwear Can Help Prevent Foot Ulcers
A long-term British research study shows that even before people reach a prediabetes stage of elevated blood sugar levels, damage to their blood vessels may have already occurred. The study found the existence of certain biochemical markers in the blood that can signal the eventual onset of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Although their presence … Continue reading Blood Vessel Damage May Occur Even Before Prediabetes Stage
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