PODIATRIST DISCUSSES DIABETIC FOOT SWELLING
posted: May 16, 2023.
According to Richard Kaufman, DPM, "The most common cause of diabetic foot swelling is poor blood sugar control. When the body does not have enough insulin to break down sugars, it triggers fluid retention and edema. High blood pressure can also cause diabetes-related foot swelling by preventing the kidneys from properly filtering out excess fluids from the body."
|Dr. Richard Kaufman|
"Treating diabetes-related foot swelling should begin with improving one’s diabetes control. Tight glycemic control and regular exercise are often advised for people with diabetes, as these can help to reduce fluid retention in the ankles and feet. In addition to lifestyle changes, certain medications may be prescribed by a doctor to help manage foot swelling. This can include diuretics or ACE inhibitors, which reduce fluid buildup and improve circulation in the ankles and feet," says Dr. Kaufman.
Source: News Channel Nebraska [5/10/23]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News