Diabetes leg pain is a very serious warning sign of circulation complications
which are occurring within the lower limb. It is crucial to learn the 3 most common
danger signals which reveal that something is wrong within the lower limbs and why it is essential
to address these signs quickly. High blood sugar is a very dangerous illness which affects every part
of the body; diabetes leg pain is one of the more important signs of system
wide health troubles. In this instructable I will discuss the most common lower
limb warning signs diabetics experience in the lower limbs and why you should never ignore them.
All lower limb pains originate with troubles in the nerves and arteries, the 3
symptoms which I will discuss are all medically classified as neuropathy “Nerve
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Step 1: Tingling
It is possible that you may start to feel tingling in the
legs if you are diabetic; tingling is usually one of the first signs of nerve
disruption. The tingling is actually a message from the nerves that the nerve fiber
(covering) is being damaged. When the nerve fibers are damaged this usually opens
the door for many other lower limb complications, not addressing this can
eventually lead to amputation of the leg. Tingling is usually your very first
lower limb sign that something is wrong within the circulation, the legs are
giving you an early warning sign of bigger troubles to come. It is time to act when you
feel tingling, do not wait for further complications.
Step 2: Numbness Is a Serious Call to Action
Diabetes leg pain and any associated numbness is a sign that the circulation has been
more heavily (negatively) affected, it is possible to reverse this with quick action, numbness usually means significant nerve fiber damage is occurring. Nerve damage and artery blockages are very difficult to reverse so it is essential to act quickly to save the legs. The human body
signals us that there is an underlying problem and we must learn not to ignore
these signals, numbness is particularly dangerous because diabetics may get cuts or bruises without feeling anything.
When a diabetics with a numbness in the leg cuts themselves, these cuts can progress to sore which lead to ulcers. Numbness should never be ignored, do not wait for this condition to simply get better; you must get the blood sugar under control. When numbness begins in the lower limb it means that you are losing one of your best defense mechanisms.
Step 3: Blue and Purlpe Discolaration in the Leg
Diabetes leg pain can be a message of circulatory blockage in the lower limb, often circulation issues manifest as skin discoloration. There are so very many with high blood sugar who see their leg
turning blue or purple but they still do not respond to this!
The best way to prevent amputation of the limb is by addressing the lower limb complications early.
When the leg shows signs of discoloration it is due to a lack of oxygen rich blood flowing
through the arteries. Diabetic circulatory issues usually stem from plaque blocked arteries, diabetics usually have a compromised circulation because excess blood sugar is know to promote artery plaque build up. Skin discoloration is very, very serious!
High Blood sugar ruins the circulation Diabetics are prone to heart disease, leg
artery blockage and stroke.
It is best that you think of your legs as starved for oxygen, if you notice any skin
discoloration this is one of the major signs that the leg is on the road for major problems
Each year more than 60,000 people are forced to have their
leg or legs removed due to high blood sugar, most of these people could have
saved their leg had they acted in time! It is my hope that you heed this
instructable and please help someone with diabetes know that the illness is
very dangerous and that these 3 diabetes leg pain symptoms are a call to action.
May you be well and have a great day!