Diabetes can cause blood vessels of the foot and leg to narrow and harden, hence, poor circulation (blood flow). This can make the foot less able to fight infection and to heal.
There are certain things that can be done to control and help poor blood flow. If you are a smoker, stop smoking as this can cause your arteries to harden faster. It is important for you to follow your health care provider’s advice to keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
Poor circulation can also cause cold feet. You may tempt to warm them with soaking them in warm water, use a hot water bottle or heating pads, but the best way is to wear warm socks.
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