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Do you suffer from foot drop? Reducing blood sugar is the first prevention method

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes may not be apparent at first, and the symptoms may increase with the persistence of high blood sugar levels and leave them untreated, and one of the signs of persistently high sugar levels is foot drop, as high blood sugar levels cause Nerve damage is a process known as neuropathy, and according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nerve damage can lead to unilateral prolapse of the foot and is a complication in which the foot cannot be lifted.

The American Diabetes Association explains that foot drop occurs as a result of damage to the peroneal nerve of the leg due to pressure or vascular disease, and the peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that supplies movement and sensation to the lower part of the leg, foot and toes.

How to treat drooping foot

According to the "Mayo Clinic" website, the treatment of foot drop depends on knowing the cause behind its occurrence in the first place, as if the cause behind this is treated successfully, the foot drop may improve or even disappear completely, and if it is caused by type 2 diabetes, the stability Blood sugar levels will help treat foot drop.

How to reduce blood sugar levels

1- Making healthy lifestyle changes is the most effective way to lower high blood sugar levels.

2- Doing some aerobic exercises such as walking is a good way to achieve this.

3- Improving the diet and avoiding foods that help raise sugar levels, such as those containing carbohydrates, including white bread, potatoes and white rice.

4- Avoid eating foods made from whole grains, such as oats.

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