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Miguel Cunha, DPM, a podiatrist in private practice and founder of Gotham Footcare in New York City, explains how diabetes leads to the development of diabetic neuropathies. "The elevated blood glucose glycates the nerves, arteries, white blood cells, and the skin. That means it sugarcoats these structures," and that means pain messages that would normally tell you that something is wrong aren't able to get through that sugary coating and be transmitted appropriately.
 
Dr. Miguel Cunha
 
 
In addition to the loss of sensation in the lower extremities, many diabetics also experience vascular problems, again because high blood glucose levels disrupt blood vessel function, "so now you don't have blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients going to the foot," says Dr. Cunha. This can slow the healing of wounds significantly, and if they don't heal adequately, they often get worse.
 
Source: Elaine K. Howley, U.S.News & World Report [10/27/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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