Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
If high blood sugar remains for a long time, high glucose level damages nerves in different part of our body. Nerves in our feet are more vulnerable to this damage which is known as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). DPN along with Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causes many foot problems like loss of hair in feet, loss of sensation, foot deformity, callus/corns, foot ulcer etc. If early preventive measures are not taken, it can lead to serious diabetic foot disease like gangrene. Patient may end up in loss of limb. Good glycemic control and avoidance risk factors can help in prevention of this foot problems. Tests for foot like Biothesiometer, ABI, Podiascan etc are advised to do every year in people with diabetes.