If you’ve had diabetes for many years, chances are good that you have your care routine down pat. You know when you need to test your blood sugar. You don’t even flinch anymore when injecting insulin. You know what foods to avoid and when you can go ahead and indulge a little.
However, as you age, certain ancillary risks of diabetes become more likely. Diabetes can lead to circulation issues. Your doctor should have talked to you about the importance of inspecting your feet every single day for the signs of problems related to poor circulation.
Some people become lazy about actively checking their feet because they have never had any problems in the past, but it is important to be diligent about checking your feet, since you can save yourself a lot of trouble by discovering diabetes-related circulation problems early.
If you have noticed that you occasionally have swelling in your feet, ankles or calves you should talk to your doctor about the swelling right away since it may be a sign of a complication of diabetes. Your doctor may want to adjust some of your medications or keep an eye on the swelling over time. Your doctor may also recommend that you purchase and wear compression socks.
Chances are good that wearing compression socks will help improve your circulation and keep you from experiencing as much swelling in your feet and legs, which means that you can stay more active and improve your overall quality of life.
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