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Diabetic Foot

This part is important for those patients who have Diabetes for a long time, and even more important for those who have been recently diagnosed with Diabetes so that they can take necessary precautions, Prevention is better than cure.


Why the noise about Diabetic foot problems? Those who have Diabetes for a long time and are on either oral medication or on Insulin, after some time ( it can be early if the Diabetes is way out of control) start developing problems in their feet, apart from other organs but we will concentrate only on the feet here.

What are those problems and why do they occur?
The nerves of the feet get damaged so the patients start losing the sensation and muscle power from the soles of their feet and the feet get deformed. The blood supply to the feet also is reduced so the muscles, skin, other parts of the foot get less blodd supply and therefore injuries do not heal quickly and properly.Sweating is also reduced hence the skin is quite dry which cracks easily and again causes infection.

Some facts about Diabetes:

Diabetes has no cure, BUT you can control it with LOTS OF EXERCISE, medication, control over food intake

November 14 – World Diabetes Day.

Self decipline to maintain sugar control is essential.

One in every five diabetics in the world is Indian.

India now has 35 million Diabetics and counting….!

India has highest number of Diabetics in the world

Major cause of diabetic death is Heart Attack, and it is usually SILENT.

Obesity is the major cause of diabetes in the adults.


Facts by WHO:

At least 171 million people worldwide have diabetes; this figure is likely to be more than double by 2030.

Around 3.2 million deaths every year are attributable to complications of diabetes; six deaths every minute.

The top 10 countries, in numbers of sufferers, are India, China, USA, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Brazil Italy and Bangladesh.

Overall, direct health care costs of diabetes range from 2.5% to 15% of annual health care budgets, depending on local diabetes prevalence and the sophistication of the treatment available.

The costs of lost production may be as much as five times the direct health care cost, according to estimates derived from 25 Latin American countries.

Recent studies in China, Canada, USA and several European countries have shown that feasible lifestyle interventions can prevent the onset of diabetes in people at high risk.

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