“Diabetic foot” is a term used to describe the tingling, burning, and numbness in the feet associated with long-term diabetes. The pain is actually caused by a type of peripheral neuropathy, which literally means damaged nerves in the extremities.
Over a long period of time (several years), high blood sugar damages nerve endings causing them to function less efficiently leading to loss of transmission of electrical impulses through the nerves from the feet to the brain, which causes the fuzzy, tingly feeling and numbness in your feet.
Specially designed diabetic foot cream can help to significantly reduce your symptoms and suffering. Most of these creams use active ingredients that are similar to those found in arthritic creams which soothe achy joints.
The cream is applied topically to the feet, applied liberally and rubbed in until the cream is absorbed into the skin. In matter of minutes most people notice an improvement in their symptoms.
Although the foot cream will certainly help to reduce your pain, it will not help to remedy the underlying cause of your symptoms. Many times, foot tingling is the first symptom to emerge when a person has diabetes, and that is often the way that they find out that they have it.
If your blood sugar levels are corrected quickly and maintain, the nerve damage may actually be reversed and healed, but if you’re diabetes goes unchecked the nerve damage will become permanent. So use diabetic foot cream as a temporary relief while working with your physician to control your diabetes.