Nails diabetes, blacken

Edema and swelling
Diabetic foot
Complications, defeat
Feet care


nails diabetesPatients suffering from diabetes know from personal experience that this insidious disease disrupts the normal functioning of the entire body and is the cause of many associated diseases. One common and very unpleasant consequences of diabetes is the loss of the nail plate on the toes. And if other people have this nail disease can be just an unpleasant and painful, in this category of patients affected by fungus or ingrown toenails can lead to serious complications.


nail infections in diabetes

a Fairly common and easily treatable in most people, fungal infection of the feet for patients with diabetes is very dangerous disease. Because of poor blood circulation in the vessels of lower limb and associated dryness of the skin microbes can spread throughout the foot and damaging the soft tissue. If the toenails change their natural color and become yellow-brown or blacken, and the nail plate is thick and exfoliating, so they are damaged by fungal infection and need protracted treatment, which does not always give successful results. So at the first sign of fungus, you must specify the attending physician to change the color of nails. If it turned black, to restore its normal structure is almost impossible and in most cases, simply removed by surgery.


Ingrown toenails diabetes

the Ingrowth of the nail into the soft tissues also is a complication of diabetes because the muscles of the legs in patients with this disease do not work properly, causing poor blood circulation in the foot. At constant awkward or incorrect position of the fingers while walking the edge of the nail gradually enter the skin, causing swelling and redness. Over time the ingrown nail may lead to suppuration and infection of soft tissue not only fingers, but also the whole of the foot and cause serious problems to the patient until surgical removal of the nail plate or the entire finger and the emergence of the so-called diabetic foot. Therefore, when diabetes is very important to carefully and properly cut nails: cut off corners, to file the special file along it and carry out cosmetic pedicure every week. To prevent pressure on the nail plate, you should wear comfortable and appropriate size footwear with wide toe low heels.

Careful attention to the condition of the feet, thorough care and timely access to a physician about any symptoms (crash, turn black) will save diabetic patients from many of the problems associated with the nails on the toes.