TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Diabetes type 2 appears to be relatively harmless if it weren’t for the threat of elevated blood sugar levels. However, persistently high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the feet.
In sufferers type 2 diabetesThe hormone responsible for regulating the amount of blood sugar and insulin breaks down. This poses a serious health risk because even though blood sugar supplies cells with energy, it must still be regulated.
Consistently high blood sugar levels can trigger a wave of damage to the body. Some of the most acute signs of this damage fall into the category of diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a general term for nerve damage caused by consistently high blood sugar levels.
“You can have nerve damage in any part of the body but the nerves in the legs are affected most often,” explains the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the CDC, there are three sensations in the feet that indicate blood sugar levels that damage nerves Express.
“Nerve damage can also decrease the ability to feel pain, heat, or cold,” adds the CDC.
How to respond? The main treatment response for diabetic neuropathy is controlling levels blood sugar high.
“This can help prevent the problem from complications of diabetes,” he explained Diabetes.co.uk.
Diet, exercise, or medication can be adjusted to help stabilize blood sugar levels. With regards to diet, there is technically nothing you shouldn’t eat if you have type 2 diabetes. However, you should limit your intake of certain foods.
What should be considered is carbohydrates because they are broken down into glucose relatively quickly. This can have a marked impact on blood sugar levels. Not all carbohydrates have the same level of risk and referring to the glycemic index (GI) can help identify the worst causes.
IG is a ranking system for foods containing carbohydrates. It shows how quickly each food affects blood sugar (glucose) levels when the food is eaten on its own. Carbohydrates that are broken down rapidly by the body and cause a rapid increase in blood glucose have high GI ratings. High-GI foods include sugar and sugary foods, soft drinks, and white bread.