Feb 27, 2024, 08:26 PM IST

Diabetes: Signs and symptoms in legs that indicate high blood sugar 

Jaisal Kaur

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder marked by high blood sugar levels due to the body's inability to produce or effectively use insulin. 

Here are some warning signs of high blood sugar in legs.

Tingling sensation​: Diabetes can cause nerve damage, leading to symptoms in legs like tingling, numbness, burning sensations, and loss of sensation. 

​​Poor circulation​: High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels, leading to poor circulation in the legs. 

Diabetic foot ulcers​: Neuropathy and poor circulation can cause foot ulcers, which are open sores that are slow to heal.

​​Redness and swelling​: Also known as diabetic foot deformity, this condition can cause fractures and dislocations in the feet due to weak bones. 

Skin changes​: Diabetes can cause changes in the skin's appearance of legs, such as dryness, cracking, and chance of fungal or bacterial infections.

​​Restless leg syndrome (RLS)​: Patients with RLS feel uncomfortable sensations in their legs. 

This content, including advice, gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion