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Diabetes In Children Updates; How Infection Leads To Amputation In Some Patients

Update Date: May 04, 2017 11:46 PM EDT
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Here's a recent update on diabetes in children. (Photo : Getty Images / Carsten Koall/)

Diabetes has been affecting the lives of adults and children. Recently, reports showed that the health of children in Wales is finally improving. Get to know more details about diabetes in childrebn.

Diabetes in Children: Improvement in Health Condition

According to a recent report from BBC, the health of children in Wales, who are suffering from diabetes are now improving. Children with type 1 diabetes - who show that their blood glucose is in the target range, has reportedly increased from 17.8% in 2014-15 to 27.2% in 2015-16.

"With careful management, healthy lifestyle choices and good blood glucose control the risks of complications are markedly reduced," Dr. Andrew Goodall, the Chief executive of NHS Wales said. As per the report, 540,000 are still at risk of developing diabetes.

Foot Problems Caused By Diabetes

Diabetes can actually be dangerous to the condition of one's feet. According to studies, even a small cut in the foot can produce a serious consequence to one's condition.

According to Trinidad Express, a simple cut in the foot can cause nerve damage that could take away the feeling in the feet. Blood flow might be hindered, which will only make it more difficult for healing of injuries and resisting infection will also be harder.

Due to this, a diabetic patient may not notice any foreign object in their shoe or they might not feel any wound. Consequently, blisters can cause infection and a non-healing wound and will only put the patient at risk for amputation.

For those living with diabetes, health problems, such as the following, can lead to serious complications such as Bunions, Corns, Cracked heels, Calluses, Ingrown toenails, Hammertoes, Ulcers (sores) that do not heal, Osteomyelitis (bone infection), Skin infection (cellulitis) from an open wound and Abscess formation. Stay tuned for more information and updates on this condition.

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