Diabetics have a wide range of health concerns, but foot problems rank high in that list due to the risk of infection and eventual amputation. At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas in Addison, Texas, diabetics can find a solution to nerve damage in their feet, as well as reduce their risk of serious complications due to diabetic neuropathy. Scheduling your visit is as simple as using the online booking feature or calling to speak with a member of the administrative staff. We see patients in and around the DFW Metroplex.
Diabetes is a disease characterized by excess blood glucose, or blood sugar. There are two primary types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Those with Type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin, a hormone that cells need to access blood glucose. People with Type 2 diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin or can’t make proper use of the insulin that is produced.
When blood glucose isn’t able to enter your cells, it builds up in your blood. That places pressure on your blood vessels and organs, creating widespread health problems. Foot health is also compromised.
Diabetes packs a powerful double punch. High blood glucose can create undue pressure that damages nerve tissue within your feet. That leaves you unable to properly process sensory data. This type of neuropathy may trigger painful sensations, but it can also eliminate other sensations.
That means you could injure your foot without feeling anything. If you break the skin on your foot, bacteria can enter and multiply. You may not realize you have an infection at first, which only allows the infection to worsen and spread.
Complicating matters further is the fact that diabetes impedes your circulation. That leaves your feet without adequate oxygen and nutrients that are carried throughout your body in your blood. Healing function is slowed, leaving you even more vulnerable to infection. The combination of neuropathy and poor circulation is why amputation is a real risk for diabetics.
It’s important to establish and maintain a rigorous foot care routine. That involves wearing shoes to protect your feet at all times, and carefully washing your feet on a daily basis.
You should also check your feet at the end of each day, inspecting the skin for blisters, sores, or any breaks in the surface of your skin. If you detect an injury, no matter how seemingly minor, take steps to clean the area and prevent infection.
At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas, a revolutionary treatment option is available through the neoGEN-SeriesⓇ system. This treatment platform creates electric cell signaling energy waves that can help strengthen your muscles and improve the way your nerves transmit signals to your muscle tissue.
This approach is noninvasive, painless, and requires very little time and zero preparation. After a series of treatment sessions, many men and women report improved sensations in their feet. That can make a world of difference in both reducing foot pain and increasing your chances of detecting minor injuries if and when they do occur.
To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.