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By Dr. Michael Stein
August 04, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Walking   Diabetes   heel fissures   injuries   blister  

HikingLeaning against an oak tree, you watch a largemouth bass leap into the air and grab an insect hovering over the water. It’s the perfect day for some fishing, a swim, or a brisk walk around Lake Chabot at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in San Leandro. In fact, walking and diabetes are a great pair.

First of all, walking is free, requires no instruction manual, and can be done anywhere. It’s so easy to open your front door, walk outside, and get some fresh air. You never know what you’ll see. In the Anthony Chabot Park, there have even been sightings of bald eagle nesting pairs!

The simple exercise of walking has also been known to lower blood sugar levels, which may help you manage and stabilize them better. After all, it is spikes in blood sugar that cause dangerous nerve damage in the feet. Symptoms like numbness and tingling—signs of neuropathy—may keep you from noticing pain from a puncture wound, sliver, blister, or more serious problems.

Walking is a low-impact activity too, which means the risk of injuries like broken ankles, heel fissures, and calluses, is lower. Poor circulation in the feet can slow down healing and lead to serious health complications like open wounds, foot ulcers, and Charcot foot. A small hike each day can help get that blood flowing, and help you lose weight that’s putting too much pressure on your lower limbs as well.

Before you head out, though, make sure you wear a comfortable pair of socks and shoes that won’t pinch, rub, or squeeze your feet during the walk. A small snack is a good idea too, to help keep your glucose levels in check.

Walking and diabetes are a good match for each other. If you’re just starting out, consult Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM, at Foot Doctor of the East Bay for a foot exam before your exercise regimen begins. Call our San Leandro, CA office at (510) 483-3390, our Pleasanton, CA location at (925) 425-9684, or our Los Gatos, CA office at (408) 356-6767.

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