11 Diabetic Tips: To Help Improve Circulation In Legs & Feet

Poor leg circulation in diabetics is very common. Here are some tips to help you improve circulation.

  1. Keep your feet warm – Since diabetics sometimes have a hard time feeling their feet, using compression socks is recommended to warm your feet.
  2. Exercise – Starting off with a simple walking routine is a great way to get the blood flowing. Keeping the blood flow moving is great for leg circulation.
  3. Blood Sugar – Keeping your blood sugar normal will also assist in circulation.
  4. Cholesterol – Keeping cholesterol under control will also help circulation.
  5. Stop Smoking – It’s important to cut out the smoking to improve leg circulation. (There are many additional benefits to eliminate smoking)
  6. Relax – Put your feet up, elevating them for short time can help circulation.
  7. Mobility – Have a balanced routine, don’t sit too long and don’t stand too long. It’s all about balance.
  8. Shoes – Wear comfortable shoes and when you don’t have to wear shoes, let your feet breathe
  9. Diet – Eat a healthy diet. Include foods that are known to help with blood circulation. (Oranges, Cayenne Pepper, Sunflower seeds, Watermelon, Garlic, ect)
  10. Vitamins – Take vitamins that help circulation such as Vitamin B, E & Potassium
  11. Lymphatic Massage – Gentle massage that can help with circulation

*Always consult a doctor before a self treatment to ensure that it is right for you.