Diabetes mellitus is an acquired or inherited metabolic disease, manifested by an increase in blood sugar levels, due to a lack of insulin in the body. Approximately every fourth person suffering from this disease, at the initial stage, does not even realize that he is sick.
Category Sore feet, diabetic foot
Often, diabetes mellitus is accompanied by the development of concomitant diseases caused by hyperglycemia in the body. With non-compliance with medical prescriptions, as well as in conditions of severe diabetes, ulcers can form, mainly on the legs. Diabetic or trophic ulcers are quite common.
Diabetic foot: symptoms and signs, photo, treatment of ulcers, orthopedic shoes
Diabetes very often gives complications to the legs. Lifetime problems with the legs occur in 25-35% of all diabetics. And the older the patient, the more likely they are to appear. Diseases of the feet in diabetes cause a lot of trouble to the sick and doctors. Diabetes hurts the legs - unfortunately, a simple solution to this problem does not yet exist.
Gangrene is the local death (death) of tissues in a living organism. It is dangerous because it poisons the blood with cadaveric toxins and leads to the development of deadly complications from the vital organs: kidneys, lungs, liver and heart. Gangrene in diabetes most often occurs if diabetic foot syndrome develops, and the patient does not pay the necessary attention to his treatment.