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There is a disease in which 280000 Chinese people are amputated every year


Data shows that China has become the world's largest population of diabetes, and the prevalence of diabetes among adults is as high as12.8%。 In recent years, it has shown a trend of youth, and even spread to children.


As a metabolic disease characterized by chronic hyperglycemia, the horror of diabetes does not lie in itself, but in the various complications it may bring, serious and even life-threatening.

Diabetes foot is one of the common complications of diabetes. The patient's foot blood vessels and nerves have pathological changes, resulting in insufficient blood supply to the foot, ulceration and infection. The most serious consequence of diabetes foot is amputation.


The latest report shows that the number of amputees due to diabetes foot is as high as280000! This is a distressing and shocking figure. It is distressing that so many people suffer from amputation due to diabetes foot. It is shocking that people do not know enough about diabetes foot.

In order to protect our feet, we must learn to prevent diabetes feet, especially diabetes patients and people with high blood sugar. The prevention of diabetes foot should do the following:

1. Control three heights

Diabetes foot is a complication of diabetes. The most fundamental reason for diabetes foot is diabetes. Therefore, for patients with diabetes foot, the primary treatment is to control blood sugar. Controlling blood sugar can control diabetes foot, reduce amputation rate and mortality.


Secondly, we should not only care about blood sugar, but also blood pressure and blood lipids. Hypertension will aggravate peripheral arterial disease, and dyslipidemia can cause vascular disease in diabetes.

Only when the comprehensive management reaches the ideal goal can the risk of diabetes foot be effectively reduced.

2. Develop good living habits

Good living habits play a very important role in the prevention of diabetes foot. Good living habits include quitting smoking, abstaining from alcohol, maintaining personal hygiene, etc.


Especially for patients with foot wounds, foot hygiene should be done to avoid amputation due to fungal infection. Change shoes and socks frequently to keep feet dry and clean.

Shoes and socks should be soft and breathable. Shoes with a wider toe and a lower collar should be selected to avoid skin abrasion of toes and heels. In addition, patients with diabetes should regularly check their feet for chaps, wounds or blisters, and if problems are found, they should seek medical advice in time.

3. Moderate exercise

Regular and moderate exercise can increase insulin sensitivity, help control blood sugar, reduce weight, improve circulation, and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.


For patients with arterial disease of lower limbs or intermittent claudication, exercise training under supervision shall be carried out to reduce the incidence of foot ulcer.

4. Healthy diet

The total calories should be controlled reasonably, and the daily intake should reach or maintain the ideal body weight.


Balance meals and choose diversified and nutritious foods. Reduce the intake of monosaccharide and disaccharide foods, limit the intake of fat, appropriately select high-quality protein, and increase the intake of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.

It is recommended to eat less and eat more, and eat regularly and quantitatively.

5. Wash feet correctly

Diabetes foot patients should avoid foot injury, especially in winter, cold feet will lead to bacterial infection. Therefore, pay attention to the water temperature when washing feetAbout 40 degrees.


Too high water temperature will scald the skin of feet, and too low water temperature will slow blood circulation, which is easy to cause skin frostbite. The correct way to wash feet is to soak them in warm water8~10 minutes (water temperature 30~40 ℃), rinse the feet with warm water after soaking, and gently dry them with a soft dry towel.

Diabetes foot is very harmful. In order to protect the health of both feet, prevention is very important. We should always be vigilant not to let small wounds become big problems!