The good news is that diet and lifestyle can help keep your blood sugar level at a normal level. However, sometimes medication and/or injection insulin is required if your lifestyle changes do not produce the desired result. A normal blood glucose level in non-diabetics is within a reading of 3.5-6.5m/mols/1. And a well-controlled diabetic's glucose level should fall within 4.0-7.0 mmols/1. The most common symptom of this condition is pain, that is caused when the heels bear all the weight of the body. If in such a condition, the person wears open or thin soled shoes, the condition can aggravate. Now, let's see what are the causes of cracked heels Corns and calluses can be long-term problems if you consistently wear shoes that do not fit properly. Even with good footwear, you may continue to have painful corns and calluses if there is some abnormality in your gait or foot structure that causes unusual stress on parts of your feet when you walk. Prevention A neuroma is painful condition often referred to a pinched nerve, swollen nerve, or nerve tumor. It can be described specifically as a growth of nerve tissues frequently found between the third and fourth toes. The consequences are soreness, burning, itchy, or lack of feeling between the toes and in the ball of the foot. Many people try to alleviate the pain caused by calluses by cutting or trimming them with a razor blade or knife. This is not the way to properly treat calluses. This is very dangerous and can worsen the condition resulting in unnecessary injuries. Diabetics especially should never try this type of treatment. To relieve the excessive pressure that leads to callus formation, weight should be redistributed equally with the use of an orthotic. An effective orthotic transfers pressure away from the "hot spots" or high pressured areas to allow the callus to heal. The orthotic should be made with materials that absorb shock and shear (friction) forces. Many of the ingredients described above can be found in common food sources, not to mention supplements found in most pharmacies. However, research has shown that the nutrients found in dietary supplements such as over-the-counter multivitamin formulas are poorly absorbed. Furthermore, the vitamins and minerals ingested through food sources are generally used by the vital organs before they can impact skin health. Because of this, a specially formulated penis health crème (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) that is applied directly to the penis skin is indicated for treating and preventing loss of penis sensitivity. Part of diabetic neuropathy could include poor sensation of temperature. Diabetics can easily misjudge the true temperature of water and scald their feet in a bathtub. The foot is more likely to lose this temperature sensation than the hands, which can still lose temperature sensation in advanced neuropathy cases. The arms, however, will generally maintain temperature sensation. Simply put, it is much safer to check bath or hot tub water temperature with the forearms than it is with the feet or hands, avoiding the risk of scalding the feet. Warts have a high re-growth rate. The downside is that the above procedure may need to be done more than once.