My feet are killing me!” is a common phrase we hear. If the PDF or Text/HTML version is available you can select these on the righ-hand side of the screen under Download item(s). If you have diabetes and a swollen leg from the high blood sugar it is a sign of nerve and circulation damage, this can lead to amputation. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM (Type 1) is defined by the development of ketoacidosis in the absence of insulin therapy. However, certain predisposing factors appear to be necessary in order for Charcot to develop. The loose, flexible fit of all stretchable shoes, as well as special features such as built-in foam padding and cushioned footbeds make orthopedic stretchable shoes particularly beneficial for diabetic feet. Sensory loss will exacerbate the problems experienced by the patient with diabetes as wounds and infections often go unnoticed in their early stages.
A gamut of therapies are available for the condition, which is called ‘Diabetic Foot’, raning from rakta-mokshan of Ayurveda to the latest antibiotic treatment available! It is hardly surprising, then, that when the feet are out of line, it affects the whole body.