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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Help Ease Diabetic Pain

Diabetic Foot Cream
For people that suffer from diabetes, peripheral neuropathy (the condition where nerves become tender or painful due to metabolic disturbance) is a constant reality of day to day life. However, just as diabetics can control their condition through careful eating and taking the right medication, so too can the pain caused by sensitive nerves also be controlled by diabetics that take the proper precautions and use the proper methods.

First of all, diabetic skin care is an important consideration. Diabetic lotions and diabetic ointments can be found over the counter, and they are specially formulated to help keep skin healthy and to make sure that pain is reduced as much as possible. Diabetic lotion can be especially useful for those diabetics that are suffering pain in their feet, and doctors have recommended that diabetics that use these products always follow the proper instructions on the bottle, including the amount to apply and how often it should be applied to the skin. In fact many diabetic ointments, such as ShiKai foot cream, contain necessary ingredients like salicylic acid and urea, both of which can be a significant aid to diabetics that are just looking for a little bit of relief.

Beyond diabetic skin care though, there are other options for helping to relieve pain. One is to use braces to take weight off of areas where nerves are sensitive and painful. Whether you need a brace on your knee or your foot, perhaps both to ensure maximum pressure is taken off of those area, you can find these braces at drug stores, as well as in stores that cater to athletics, since those that are injured often have need of similar braces for a very similar reason. On a similar note it's important for those that are diabetic to wear comfortable shoes so that there's as little additional pressure put on the feet as possible.

It is also important to keep in mind that those who suffer from diabetes have to pay close attention to their health and stay in shape in order to keep pain to a minimum. Exercise such as regular aerobic walks, swimming and other, low pressure work outs should be a regular part of a diabetic's routine in order to keep pain to a minimum and to help keep diabetes in check. A fit body is a great defense, and it's also good preventative maintenance on your body to be sure it doesn't degrade any further.


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