Better Blood Pressure, Healthier Feet ( Diabetes )
You know that high blood pressure is associated with heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease, but it can also affect your feet. Hypertension damages blood vessels all over the body, contributes to poor circulation, and, over time, can lead to peripheral vascular disease (PVD). PVD results in a reduced flow of blood and oxygen to tissues in the legs and feet.
Try to control your blood pressure as well as you can. We know that 35 to 75 percent of all complications in people with diabetes result from high blood pressure. You can help control your blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about changing your meal plan and introducing more physical activity into your lifestyle.