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Aging and Diabetes: Find Answers Right At the Feet of Your Seniors

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugar levels are too high. The sugary ingredient that is mixed with your blood is glucose and it usually comes from the foods you eat. And, there is a hormone called Insulin which helps the glucose to get into your cells to give them energy.

Type 1 diabetes does not let your body make insulin. Type 2 does not make or use insulin well. Having not enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood and this mean that since they are not controlled or dealt with the body properly, it gets higher than normal causing diabetes.

Attentive Care Inc., a long-trusted provider of home care services in Jersey Shore, is here to help you find the answers in managing your diabetes and implement a prevention routine to achieve optimum health. Learn more today on what you think about diabetes.

Nerve damage
Here is a quick trivia: 70% of diabetics have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage. Due to this, it makes them difficult to feel any foot pain making it hard for them to actually self-diagnose diabetes right away.

Diabetes can impair oil production on the skin of your feet and normal sweat secretion so the abnormal pressure on your feet gradually breaks down the feet’s skin, bones, and joints during walking without any apparent symptoms. Then, bacterial infection of the skin, muscles, connective tissues, and bones may occur.

Warning Signs

  • Cracks
  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Swelling
  • Redness

Prevention

  • Regularly wash your feet in lukewarm water and gently dry them
  • Keep the skin on your feet soft and smooth
  • Don’t go barefoot even in the house
  • Inspect your feet daily for the warning signs
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Wear clean, dry socks like cotton to pull sweat away from the feet’s skin
  • Stop smoking for better circulation and blood oxygen
  • See a foot specialist at least once a year

It always starts with a good prevention routine! Let your elders enjoy this with us, Attentive Care Inc., a reliable provider of home care services in Jersey Shore! Call us today!