Excessive thirst and urination are considered as some of the most common symptoms. Both men and women can experience frequent urination or 'polyuria' and excessive thirst or 'polydipsia'. Frequent urination is caused by a high level of glucose, which adversely affects the filtering capacity of the kidneys. The kidneys start to draw more water from blood, as a result of which the affected person experiences an increase in the frequency of urination. Frequent urination causes the loss of excess fluid from the body or dehydration, which manifests in increased thirst. Diabetes increases the risk of infection in the gums. Gums become red, tender and swollen. Signs of Type 1 Diabetes Evaluation of foot ulcers includes checking vascular and neurological status and accurately assessing wounds. The depth of infection is arguably the most critical assessment and one that is not commonly performed in many clinicians' offices because it requires at least partial debridement and a probe to bone. Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing disease in the United States. At present there are approximately 26 million Americans who that have diabetes. In addition, it is estimated that one third of all children in the United States will at some point in their lives develop diabetes. In 25 years there will be 100 million diabetics in the United States. Altered metabolism in the body as a result of poor glucose control may be a direct cause of neuropathy in diabetics. The American Diabetes Association warns that neuropathy can reduce your ability to feel pain, heat and cold. In other words, you are at higher risk of developing an injury to your foot that you may not recognize immediately. For instance, a pebble in your shoe may remain there all day, causing a sore on the bottom of your foot. You Might Also Like Foot Malformations Your doctor will give you pain medication, which may cause nausea or constipation. Eat lightly on the day of surgery. Neuropathy is the lack of feeling within the foot A person with Diabetes (and many other types of illnesses) can become neuropathic not just when the whole foot is clinically "neuropathic" but when a single part of the foot is neuropathic- that be the tip of a toe, one side of the foot or top of the foot It just needs to be a single area to be classed as neuropathic. Also neuropathy doesn't mean as well that you can not feel anything. There are levels to "numbness" and at the start you can not feel light touch, then that goes all the way up to not feeling anything. Next, there is the Homedics FM-S Therapist Select Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat made by Homedics. It has 46 reviews with 3 star rating and is a little cheaper at $35. Comes with toe touch control and is lightweight and compact for portability. Going up in price we have the Medi-Rub Foot Massager made by MediRub. It has 21 reviews with 4 star rating. This is a professional type foot massage machine used for diabetes and neuropathy patients and uses a 2 speed heavy duty motor to increase circulation and ease pain in feet and legs, price is $210.