Choose comfortable, well-fitting shoes with plenty of room, especially in the toe box. Never buy tight shoes hoping they will stretch. If you have nerve damage, give your feet a break or change shoes after five hours to change the pressure points on different areas of your feet. Wear clean, dry socks, or non-binding pantyhose. Avoid socks or hosiery with seams that can cause additional pressure points or are too tight on the leg. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Delay may result in serious health complications. Potential Complications Visiting the Doctor The lack of sensation in the soles and feet can be very dangerous for the diabetic patient. They may not be able detect or sense injuries or wounds on the soles or feet The wound healing and skin regeneration is markedly disordered in diabetics, so even a slight wound can suppurate and go on to sepsis or even cellulitis. This cellulitis if uncontrolled can lead to Gangrene necessitating Amputation. These are some of the ways to prevent it in diabetic patients. By following these tips, you can be sure that you will decrease the risk of getting foot ulcers, which will basically reduce the risk of amputation. About the Author Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) are sores or wounds on the feet that affect about 25% of people with diabetes1. Left untreated, DFUs may not heal and may lead to serious complications, which have the potential to severely compromise quality of life. DFUs are difficult to detect due to peripheral neuropathy in the feet – which means patients don’t feel these wounds. That’s why early detection and treatment are essential, and raising awareness of the signs and symptoms is so important. Every day doctors are finding out more about this disease and are discovering medicines to improve the quality of our lives. One day, they may find a cure. By the very process of ‘reflexing’ the feet, Reflexology has been beneficial in aiding the circulation thereby facilitating the healing of ulcers, lack of feeling and cold feet. In many cases the burning pain and numbness due to Peripheral Neuropathy is decreased or at least made somewhat livable with Reflexology sessions done on a regular basis. Candida albicans is a fungus that is responsible for most of the skin infections in people with diabetes. Mucormycosis is a fatal fungal infection that starts at the nose and spreads to the ears and brains. Fungal infections can be cured with the proper medication to kill the fungus. Definitely consult your doctor and have regular visits," Jackson said. "Men are really bad about going to the doctor. You should go about four times a year at least. And normalize your blood sugar. Check it all the time and try to eat a balanced diet." Manicures and pedicures at Olivers Salon and Day Spa are defined as cosmetic beauty treatments, and most men and women get their nails done in order to look beautiful and feel good about themselves. However, there also are many health benefits of getting your nails done. There is more than just beauty to be gained at your local nail salon.