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Diabetes: Sensory neuropathy in your feet can be a ‘dangerous’ symptom of the disease

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There are two types of diabetes, type one, and type two. Type one occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys cells that produce insulin while type two occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or the body’s cells do not react to insulin. In the UK, type two diabetes is far more common than type one diabetes, making up about 90 percent of cases. As with other conditions, symptoms of diabetes can appear in a number of ways.

Sensory neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy “develops when nerves in the body’s extremities, such as hands, feet and arms, are damaged” says the NHS.

Sensory neuropathy can appear in someone with diabetes.

The charity Diabetes UK explains: “The main danger of sensory neuropathy for someone with diabetes is loss of feeling in the feet, especially if you don’t realise this has happened. This

is dangerous because you may not notice minor injuries, for example if you step on something sharp while barefoot or get a blister from badly-fitting shoes.
“If ignored, minor injuries may develop into infections or ulcers. That’s why it’s important to look after your fee when you have diabetes”.

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Sensory neuropathy can have a number of symptoms that will indicate whether not a person is suffering from the condition.

These include:
• Tingling and numbness
• Loss of ability to feel paid
• Loss of ability to feel changes in temperature
• Loss of coordination – when you can’t feel the position of your joints
• Burning or shooting pains.

Diabetes UK says those with diabetes are also at greater risk of developing Charcot food.

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A number of factors can increase a person’s risk of developing type two diabetes.

These include if someone is over the age of 40, if they have a close relative with diabetes, if they’re overweight or obese, and if they’re of Asian, African-Caribbean or black African origin.

The NHS has a type two diabetes risk checker where people can get an idea of their risk of developing type two diabetes.

Furthermore, the NHS says a person should see their GP if they have any symptoms of type two diabetes or they’re worried that they have a high risk of developing type two diabetes.

There are a number of ways of treat type two diabetes, one of these ways is through medicine.

Adjusting and improving diet is a useful way to treat diabetes as well as keeping active and trying to keep overall body weight down.

As each person’s diabetes is different, there is no-one medicine or dose that works for all.

For more information on diabetes contact the NHS or consult with your GP.



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Ruud van Nistelrooy makes next job decision as Man Utd plan coaching appointment

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That decision failed to pay off, however, with the Red Devils sacking Moyes after just 10 months in charge.

After the current West Ham boss came Van Gaal, who arrived with big things expected due to his past success at the likes of Barcelona and Ajax.

Giggs was hoping to get the Red Devils job himself, which was why he stayed, but both ended up leaving nearly six years ago.

When Jose Mourinho took over, he opted to maintain his close relationship with Rui Faria – who had previously worked under him at clubs such as Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Fair departed in the summer of 2018, though, with Michael Carrick then given a place on Mourinho’s bench.

Carrick stayed to work under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian also regularly picking up the thoughts of Phelan and Kieran McKenna throughout his spell in the dugout.

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High cholesterol: Blood pressure drug linked to significant reduction in good cholesterol

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“Though they’re commonly used to treat different forms of heart disease, beta-blockers can significantly reduce HDL levels.”

Among the beta-blockers that cause this are Corgard (nadolol), Inderal (propranolol), Tenormin (atenolol), Zebeta (bisoprolol).

These drugs are widely used in the treatment of angina, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, heart attack and high blood pressure.

But despite concerns about their effect on cholesterol, scientists stress that the benefits of beta-blockers far outweigh the risks.

VeryWell Health adds: “If your beta-blocker affects your cholesterol significantly, your doctor may lower your dose or switch you to a different medication.”



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Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez not on same page over Saudi Arabia GP after missile attack

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However, after a four-hour meeting between race officials and the teams, it was confirmed the race would go ahead despite the attack. It had been reported that a number of the competing drivers were concerned for their safety following the nearby explosion.

Despite this, an agreement was finally reached to race at 2:30am local time, after team chiefs left the lengthy meeting to confirm: “We will be racing.” A statement from Formula 1 confirmed Sunday’s race would go ahead as planned. It read: “Formula 1 has been in close contact with the relevant authorities following the situation that took place today. The authorities have confirmed that the event can continue as planned and we will remain in close contact with them and all the teams and closely monitor the situation.”

Unsurprisingly, there were a number of mixed views on whether the race should go ahead, and this is clearly apparent in the Red Bull setup. This comes after advisor Helmut Marko revealed that drivers Verstappen and Perez are not on the same page when it comes to racing.

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On the issue, Marko told Sky Germany: “Max is a bit more relaxed about it. Perez is a little bit scared, but when you live in Mexico City there’s not much more security. We have the pandemic, we have the war in Europe and now we have a missile attack 20 kilometres away. This is no longer normal or pleasant.”

Ahead of tomorrow’s race though, the Austrian advisor is firmly on the side of Verstappen and the race officials, supporting the idea of the race taking place. He commented: “I really think it’s the right thing to do. As I said, these drone attacks are common, I think. They have a very good defence system. Why this one didn’t work remains to be seen. It’s not the first drone, after all. But it’s the first one to strike on such a scale.”

The attack took place during Friday’s first practice session, and it was Red Bull’s star man Verstappen who was one of the first to realise something was wrong after reporting on his team radio that he could ‘smell burning’. Initially, the Dutchman thought the smell was coming from either his or one of his rival’s cars, however it then became clear that an explosion had taken place just a few miles from the track.

Giving an insight into Verstappen’s initial worries, Marko said: “Max radioed us, he thought his car had caught fire because there was an intense burning smell. We were informed a drone had been sent from Yemen. The Saudis have a defence system and for some reason the drone was not intercepted.”



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