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Diabetes is a condition that can only be prevented, not cured. Although a number of resources claim cure, what is actually offered is a prevention program. The condition, however, does not manifest itself outwardly in the beginning. The final count down begins with the damage of internal organs. Those diagnosed with diabetes can and in time, develop nerve damage. There are no outward symptoms to the onset, but the pain and tingling should never be ignored. This does not pertain to the whole body as such or an overall outward manifestation. Diabetic Neuropathy causes nerve problems within every organ system of the body.

Not only can aerobic exercise control diabetes by changing the way the body uses insulin, but it also can help a number of other diabetes related conditions. We know that in all people, exercise can lower cholesterol levels. Hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol is another condition affecting diabetics. We know that the VLDL and LDL (bad cholesterol) is lowered with exercise, while HDL (good cholesterol) is increased. Orthotic researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have studied diabetic foot complications ever since 2008. They have focused on protecting the foot from overloading the foot sole in order to minimize the risk of ulcers , which may eventually lead to amputation

The African American Women’s Health Legacy Project (AAWHL) joins with Sacramento State Nursing interns on Wednesday, November 6, to present a Diabetic and Foot Care Workshop. AAWHL, a division of the non-profit organization Yes2Kollege Education Resources, Inc., helps area women learn to manage their diabetes. Since launching this Spring, the group has hosted seminars, arranged exclusive clinic visits and hosted healthy eating demonstrations and field trips. It is amazing how a squirmy silkworm can make a life changing difference from a life filled with pain, painful inflammation or disease and change it to a life of health and happiness.

Serrapeptase has so many case studies and amazing results that it would be difficult not to place it in a healing category all by itself. There are results showing it dissolving dead tissue, cysts, arterial plaque, inflammation and dissolving the substance that holds blood clots together. There does not seem to be many conditions or diseases in our bodies that have not been reported for this enzyme to improve or clear. There are many other diseases and conditions that can be helped or eliminated by the use of Serrapeptase. New results are being reported all the time and I expect to see many new amazing results as time continues.diabetic foot exam

This is one of the most harrowing dermal conditions suffered by diabetics. The skin of the legs become thin, hairless and the surface becomes exceptionally smooth as it get stretched in response to a thickening of leg arteries. This causes the vascular space carrying blood to become narrower, leading to insufficient blood flow in the legs. The result is usually seen as diminished sensation in the legs and growing indifference to sensations of hot, cold or pain. These latter symptoms are also common to diabetic neuropathy where uncontrolled blood sugar levels cause considerable damage to nerves.

In a case study that illustrates the need for people with diabetes to be cautious of foot injuries and to protect themselves from pets, a woman with numbness in her feet caused by diabetic neuropathy slept through a traumatic episode in which her Jack Russell terrier chewed off part of her slightly infected big toe, according to an article published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association George Andros, M.D., the Center’s Medical Director, notes the center recorded an average wound-healing rate of 52 days – less than half the national average of 120 days, in its first year.

Neuropathy is the lack of feeling within the foot A person with Diabetes (and many other types of illnesses) can become neuropathic not just when the whole foot is clinically “neuropathic” but when a single part of the foot is neuropathic- that be the tip of a toe, one side of the foot or top of the foot It just needs to be a single area to be classed as neuropathic. Also neuropathy doesn’t mean as well that you can not feel anything. There are levels to “numbness” and at the start you can not feel light touch, then that goes all the way up to not feeling anything.

Because of long-term nerve damage, people with diabetes face up to a 25 percent lifetime risk of amputation, according to prior research. For this study, researchers reviewed Medicare claims from 2000 to 2010 to see who had leg, feet and toe amputations and why. The results surprised them. “The trend was so clear and more obvious than I thought it would be,” said senior author Dr. Phinit Phisitkul, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Iowa department of orthopedics and rehabilitation. While surgical interventions and contact casting help reducing foot ulcers and subsequent higher level amputations, patients must play a role in prevention as well, said Phisitkul.

The greater risk to a diabetic patient when hammertoes develop involves the risk for further disease. Because hammertoes often cause the development of calluses, corns and other complications of the feet, it is not uncommon for a diabetic adult to develop sores, lesions, and even fractures in the feet. When these are not found promptly, infections can develop and, for the diabetic patient, foot infections can lead to life threatening health complications. Diabetics often suffer from narrowing of arteries which decreases circulation to the feet. Poor circulation can affect the rate at which minor cuts, bruises and burns to the feet heal