Footwear; The Foundation of Every Diabetic's Routine

As a diabetic, we have to take care of our feet  in order to prevent long term damage caused by Diabetic Neuropathy.  I recommend going to a local shoe store and working with a specialist to find a shoe that fits you best.  It is important to have excellent foot support while completing our workouts.

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in your extremities to problems with your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling and even fatal.

Diabetic neuropathy is a common serious complication of diabetes. Yet you can often prevent diabetic neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle.

Mayo Clinic

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