How to self-examine diabetic foot symptoms

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The presence of diabetic foot has certain symptoms. Patients should judge whether they have symptoms of diabetic foot. In addition to going to the hospital for examination, they can also conduct self-examination. If abnormalities are found, seek medical treatment immediately to avoid future troubles.

How to self-examine diabetic foot symptoms

So, how do you self-examine the symptoms of diabetic foot?

1, heavy touch: use the blunt end of a pin (or needle) to gently touch the skin of the foot. Whether there is a feeling, such as a feeling of difference indicates a decrease in touch.

How to self-examine diabetic foot symptoms

2. Light touch: Cotton is tipped and gently stroked over the skin of the sole to see if you can feel it. If there is no feeling, it means that the light touch disappears or decreases.

3, temperature feeling: gently touch the skin of the foot with a cool metal body, check whether the skin of the foot feels cool; soak the feet with warm water at 37 ° C to 37.5 ° C, do you feel the temperature? Heat, if there is no feeling, it means that the feet have obvious temperature loss or loss.

How to self-examine diabetic foot symptoms

4. Examination of arterial blood vessels: This is an important basis for the symptoms of diabetic foot. Use your fingers to gently touch the skin of the ankle near the ankle to find the strength of the pulsation and pulsation of the dorsal artery. Compared with the normal human foot pulsation. If the pulse is not touched or the pulse is very weak, it indicates that the dorsal artery of the foot is insufficiently supplied with blood. This condition often indicates that there is aortic stenosis or obstruction at the upper end of the dorsal artery of the foot. Diabetic foot may occur at any time.

Reminder: The key to the treatment of diabetes is early, to find early treatment, I wish you good health!

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