The swelling in the foot from diabetes can be painful. There are many who experience blue or purple colors in the feet in addition to the swollen body part. We received a question from one our many readers yesterday on why the discoloration occurs and what does it mean. We must stress that the symptoms are very dangerous; swelling in the foot from diabetes must be taken as a very serious sign of nerve damage.
Skin discoloration with or without pain
The skin discoloration must be viewed as sign of internal damage. Often the obvious is best when it is stated. As human beings we sometimes ignore and forget the obvious and this is the case with the diabetic feet. The outside is an indication of what is happening on the inside. This may seem obvious but it must be emphasized. Skin discoloration from high blood sugar leads us back to the circulation, when a person is chocking to death or has no air their face may turn blue. This is very serious situation and the person will need immediate oxygen. This is the similar situation that your feet may be in from high blood sugar. The nerve damage to the circulation can be described as be chocking off. Swelling from diabetes in the foot is a sign of a very serious circulation problem. The blue or purple color can signify damaged veins, blood vessels or chocked circulation. All of these things can cause outward skin discoloration.
What a horrible thing to live with high blood sugar, it can damage the circulation and cost you the feet. We emphasis the important of time on this site because there is a limited amount of time one has before the feet are permanently loss to the illness. High glucose does not take a day off. Even on good days it is wrecking your pancreas and liver, it steals the cells of the body. Swelling in the foot from diabetes is a warning sign to reverse the illness extremely quickly. Please read all the post on this site and save the feet.