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Why diabetics are prone to necrotic cell death

by , 22 January 2014

Think of necrosis like a spider bite. When you have a spider bite, the venom causes the tissues around the bite site to die. That area goes black and dies and you'll have to get it cut away. It's the same for diabetics - except in their case you replace the spider venom with sugar!

A teeny spider isn’t harmful when it’s sitting on the table across from you right. 
 
Well, neither is that chocolate bar when you’re a diabetic. 
 
But as soon as that spider makes his way towards you and sinks his teeth into you, the venom pours into your system and the process starts. 
 
It’s not as instant as that when it comes to sugar in your diabetic system, but you can see where we’re going with the comparison. 
 
Diabetics with continuously high blood sugar levels suffer sores that don’t heal easily
 
As a diabetic, you know sugar spikes are bad for your health, but did you know they could cause you to lose a limb?
 
That’s right, every 30 seconds, a diabetic loses a limb due to necrosis caused by sugar.
 
And since tissue damage in the feet is common among diabetics, if you notice sores on your feet, you need to have them checked out right away. 
 
A seemingly insignificant sore could get worse if you don’t have it treated, and by that time it’s too late. 
 
As a diabetic, your circulation to your lower limbs is poor and your body isn’t able to heal as easily. And once you have a wound, it takes even longer for it to heal because the sugar concentration from your blood leaches into the tissues and also causes the tissues to die. 
 
Don’t allow a small amount of neglect of something as small as a scratch on your foot lead to a downward spiral in your health. It’s certainly not worth losing a limb over it!
 

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