Foot Care for Diabetics
Diabetes mellitus, better known simply as diabetes, represents a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels in those affected. Diabetes is caused by the body's inability to produce enough insulin, or by the cells' inability to respond to the insulin that is created by the body. In every case, long-time sufferers can be subject to damage or deterioration of the nerves, kidneys, eyes and blood vessels. Diabetes also hinders the body's ability to efficiently fight infection, which can lead to more serious conditions in most any part of the body. A common complication of diabetes, one which can quickly become serious if not controlled properly, is damage or infection of the feet.
Foot problems, and more specifically foot infection or acute foot pain can be debilitating under the best of circumstances. In people with diabetes, this problem is made worse by the fact that nerve damage in the feet prevents them from realizing how bad the problem can be early enough. A small cut, left unnoticed in diabetic patients, can lead to infection and pain in the feet. Most problems with a diabetic's feet are caused by poorly fitting footwear or inadequate foot and arch supports. Because diabetics do not have as much feeling in their feet as non-diabetics do, they often fail to realize that their feet are rubbing against their shoes, in time creating a sore that is prone to infection and foot pain.
Diabetics should be aware of these potential problems and be pro-active in taking preventive measures to avoid painful and problematic foot damage. Regular inspection of the feet for scrapes, cuts and irritated skin is important, as is taking the necessary measures to ensure that cracked or damaged skin is taken care of. Special foot creams for diabetics usually work well for all these problems, but prevention of the problem is an easier and more efficient way of living pain free and avoiding a potentially more serious complication of foot damage.
Cushi Heels understands the very specific needs of diabetic sufferers when it comes to taking care of their feet. Our diabetic insoles, when used early in a diabetic's diagnosis, have proven to help prevent foot pain and heel pain caused by ill-fitting shoes or deformation of the feet such as bunions and heel spurs. Our diabetic insoles provide excellent arch support, helping diabetics keep a good posture and allowing them to stay balanced when walking or standing.
Cushi Heels' diabetic insoles are the very first step in the prevention of foot pain in diabetics, but are also very helpful in helping diabetics who are already experiencing pain in their feet or heels feel more comfortable and can even often help fix the problem entirely. It is never too late to take care of your feet, especially if you are a diabetic. Whether to prevent foot pain or to help relieve the pain you are already experiencing in your feet, diabetic insoles are the answer.