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Curative Effects Observation of the Foot Care on Type 2 Diabetes Peripheral Neuropathy

Xiumei Zhang, Kunzhu Huang, Yanshan Gu


Objective: To discuss the curative effects of foot care on type 2 diabetes peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Methods: This study selected 80 cases of type 2 diabetes peripheral neuropathy, and divided them into two groups randomly: the experimental group and the control group, both of the two groups were treated with standard hypoglycemic therapy plus promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis drugs and nutritional nerve medicine therapy and regular nursing, the observation group was conducted foot care, education and guidance on the basis of these measures in 3 months. Assessed the improvement of the double lower limbs symptoms and the speed of lower limbs sensory nerve conduction velocity. Results: The curative effects of the observation group were more significant than the control group (p < 0.01), the overall efficiency was 86%, and the improvement of the lower limbs sensory nerve conduction velocity was superior to the control group (p < 0.01, p < 0.05). Conclusion: The foot care can improve the microcirculation, promote the repair of the damaged nerve, improve the DPN symptoms, and prevent the occurrence of the diabetic foot.


Foot care; Type 2 diabetes peripheral neuropathy; Curative effects

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