Do you suffer from diabetes? If so, you probably get swelling (peripheral edema) in your legs, ankles and feet.
This swelling is caused by poor blood circulation. Diabetics experience this due to high blood-glucose levels that thicken the blood. This thickened blood is then prevented from flowing freely through the smaller capillaries in places such as the toes and feet.
This can be serious. If not controlled, diabetes can lead to a host of problems such as ulcers and nerve damage. If you suffer damaged nerves, you may not be aware if your foot is injured, which can lead to infections — even amputation.View full article →