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FOOT CARE IN DIABETES

Diabetes decreases the ability of the body to fight against infections. When diabetes is not well controlled, then it causes several other health problems. Nerve damage, circulation problems and infections are some of the problems which can lead to some serious foot problems if a person is suffering from diabetes.

Types of diabetes

Pre-diabetes:

Pre-diabetes is a stage of diabetes, in which, blood glucose level is higher than normal, but still not high enough to be considered diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes:

It is the first and the main type of diabetes in which pancreas produces no insulin or very low insulin. This type of diabetes usually develops in people who are under the age of 20.

Type 2 diabetes:

Type 2 diabetes is a type of diabetes, where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body does not use it properly. This type of diabetes usually develops in people who are overweight. It is sometimes known as adult onset diabetes.

Gestational diabetes:

It is a third type of diabetes, which can occur in women during the third trimester of pregnancy. This type of diabetes disappears after the birth of a child.

Symptoms of foot problems

Early symptoms of foot problems are listed below:

  • Painful feet.
  • Burning or tingling in feet.
  • Loss of sensation of heat, touch or cold in feet.
  • Onset of sores, ulcers, blisters, infected corns.
  • Ingrown toenails.
  • Change in color of the feet.
  • Hair loss on toes, lower legs.

Foot care tips if you have diabetes

  • Wash your feet with warm water daily, with mild soap as harsh soaps and hot water can damage your skin.
  • Check your feet and toes daily, if you discover any sores, redness or cuts, then you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • Don't sit with crossed legs or stand in one position for a long time.
  • Avoid walking barefoot.
  • Always dry your feet thoroughly as infections tend to develop in moist areas.
  • Use lotion or oil if the skin on your feet feels dry or rough.
  • Always trim your toenails after washing.
  • Don't cut the toenails too short.
  • Choose comfortable shoes rather than tight shoes. Only choose shoes that are made up of leather, canvas or suede rather than those made up of plastic.

How can a person prevent foot problems if he is suffering from diabetes?

A person suffering from diabetes, can prevent foot problems by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in the body and by maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. A Healthy foot care habits can contribute a lot in preventing the foot problems. Healthy and balanced diet is must, not only for diabetic patients, but for the overall health of the body of each and every person.

Planet Ayurveda's natural supplements for healthy glucose levels

The Planet Ayurveda provides three supplements that helps to maintain healthy glucose levels in the body.

natural supplements for healthy glucose levels

1. Diabeta plus

The Diabeta plus capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain the extracts of Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae), Karela (Momordica charantia), Vizaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) in it.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water, half an hour before meals.

2. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain pure extract of Shilajit in it. Shilajit is a sticky and thick tar like substance and the color range from white to dark brown. Dark brown Shilajit is more common. It contains triterpenes, fulvic acid and humic acid in it. It is mainly found in the Caucasus Mountains, Himalaya and Altai. Shilajit seeps from cracks in the mountains, mostly due to the warmth of the sun and due to this reason, Shilajit is considered as mineral oil, rock sweat or stone oil.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain pure extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in it. This plant mainly contains steroidal lactones and alkaloids. This plant is 35-75 cm long. The flowers of this plant are small and green. The fruit is orange-red in color.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1-2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water.

All these products are free from chemicals and are 100 percent pure and vegetarian and free from side effects.

Where to buy natural supplements for healthy glucose levels?

To buy natural supplements for healthy glucose levels, please visit store.planetayurveda.com

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