Diabetic Foot Disease often occurs in winter with a higher risk, especially for elderly patients with Diabetes who should pay special attention to foot care. The incidence of Diabetic Foot Disease in winter is 2.8 times higher than that of other seasons. It is caused by different temperature between indoor and outdoor, leading to increase of vasoconstriction. In winter, the incidence of foot disease in the North is much higher than that in the south. If the Diabetes patients feel cold or numb in hands and feet, they should pay close attention to it because it is likely to be symptoms of Diabetic foot!
What are the causes of Diabetic Foot Disease?
First, Diabetic Chronic Peripheral Vascular Disease. Chronic Peripheral Blood Disease will cause gradual narrowing of vascular lumen, drop of blood pressure in foot and gangrene when there is trauma, infection or climate change. Peripheral vascular disease will cause a series of symptoms such as numbness, pain on lower limbs and short walking distance.
Second, Diabetic Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy. Autonomic Neuropathy often leads to sensory disturbances in food and reduced immunity so that the foot can be hurt easily with ulcers or infections; the manifestations of sensory dysfunction are loss of sensation or abnormal sensation, such as numbness in hands or feet, especially in feet, feeling like walking on cotton, or pins and needles.
Third, when vascular disease and neuropathy appear on Diabetic patients, if their shoes, socks are too tight or toenails are too long, it can cause foot skin damage and then occurrence of Diabetic Foot Disease. If it cant be handed in time or improperly, it will further develop into ulcers.
What are the latest developments in treatment of Diabetic Foot Disease? Recently, the medical community has introduced the most advanced technology of Stem Cell Transplant to treat Diabetic Foot Disease. After stem cells are transfused into the patients body, they will stimulate vascular endothelial growth factors to promote their proliferation and propagation and angiogenesis in lower limbs. As a result, it can improve the condition of ischemia and hypoxia on lower limbs and promote wound healing to avoid the danger of amputation. At the same time, stem cells can repair damaged pancreas islet and pancreatic islet cells to recover their function and then cure Diabetic Foot Disease.