Do you know diabetics may often face tingling-toes or painful feet? Blame your high blood sugar, the hallmark of diabetes. Never underestimate Diabetes as a silent, painless condition. Such discomforts are medically termed as diabetic neuropathy that can range from merely aggravating to disabling or even life-threatening. Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of limb amputation in the adult. Click on the link below to know about the early symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes injuries nerves and blood vessels throughout the body. The first nerves to be affected tend to be the smallest ones furthest from the spinal cord called the peripheral nerves, those that stretch to the toes and feet.
What is truly scary about diabetic neuropathy is a 10-letter word that we usually link with horrific accidents or battlefields- amputation. When sensory nerves in the feet become damaged, a blister, cut, or sore can go unnoticed, allowing time for the wound to become infected.
Infections that cause tissue to die (gangrene) and that spread to the bone may be impossible to treat with cleansing and antibiotics. Throughout the world, every 30 second a leg is amputated and 85% of these amputations were result of Diabetic foot ulcer. Neuropathy started even before onset of T2Dm. Approximately 50 percent of people with type 2 diabetes, T2D and 20% of those with type 1 diabetes develop neuropathy. Do you know diabetes silently causes many such undesired health issues in our body? Know A to Z about Diabetes in my round the clock webinar, Diabetes: the unseen epidemic. Click the button below to join the webinar now.
There are no symptoms at early stage of neuropathy. Symptoms start when neuropathy already damaged nerve fibres to some extent. Hence, screening is the best way to diagnose neuropathy early.
Now question is how to screen? Screening of peripheral neuropathy can be done by oneself at home. All you need is to arrange a 10g Monofilament. Did you hear about this tool today?
Why do we call this screening test as 10g Monofilament? This is because the test uses a 5.07 monofilament, small strand of nylon attached to a plastic base, that exerts 10 grams of force when bowed into C shape against the skin for a second. This tool is non-invasive, low cost and easy-to-perform test which can be done in any setup be it office or clinic setting or even at home with a relatively lower user error. Do you want to know about complete protection from Diabetes? I am running a round the clock webinar. Click the button below to join now for FREE.
All you need is a marker pen, a record book and an assistance to ensure right assessment of the test. With the help of your assistant, the monofilament should be placed on specific areas of your foot and necessary pressure should be applied. If you cannot feel this action that is performed it is an indication of nerve damage in that part of your foot. It is one of many tests used by health professionals to diagnoses DPN. The test should be performed rightly on 10 anatomic sites of your foot. If your score is less than 8, you should take necessary treatment plans to protect your foot and prevent progression of diabetic neuropathy.
Use this handy screening tool and protect your dear ones and yourself from diabetic neuropathy. Want to know learn the correct technique on how to use 10g monofilament? Join our course, Art of Living with Diabetes today. In this course, I have explained in detail all the 10 points where you must check for neuropathy and the correct process to use the filament. The course contains many such vital information. I suggest do not miss this opportunity. Always remember diabetic neuropathy is irreversible and has no definite treatment. If you can diagnose neuropathy early then progression can be halted.