Tips to Treat Poor Circulation with Diabetes

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It’s Diabetes Awareness Month—a great time to share some diabetic tips! If reduced blood flow is making it difficult for you to live a full and active life with the disease, take heart. There are ways you can treat poor circulation that will keep your feet feeling healthy and strong.

Poor circulation can wreak havoc on the feet of those with diabetes. It inhibits the healing process, so a wound that may go unnoticed due to loss of sensation can quickly turn into a dangerous ulcer, lead to a serious infection, and even result in amputation. Fortunately, one can take steps to minimize possible risks and complications.

First, make exercise a part of your daily routine. Walking improves circulation, which can aid in the healing process as well as nourish damaged nerves. A warm bath or a nice massage can increase blood flow as well. You should refrain from smoking and avoid alcohol, too, which can aggravate the problem. Wear special support socks and be sure not to sit too long with your legs crossed. Finally, keeping your glucose levels, cholesterol, and blood pressure under control can help improve your circulation as well.

In this month of Diabetes Awareness, make a plan to manage your blood flow and your condition. Country Foot Care doctors are here to help and happy to do so!  To make an appointment for a consultation and diagnosis as well as to visit our onsite Medical Shoe Stores, call us today or if you wish to request an appointment online you can do so by clicking on the MAKE AN APPOINTMENT button at the top of this page.

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