Diabetes is the most common endocrine disease in the western world. In the UK alone, there are 400,000 Type 1 diabetics, including 29,000 children. The incidence rate of the type 1 diabetes is increasing at around 4% per year. Concerningly, the UK has one of the highest rates of type 1 diabetes in the world and we don’t yet know the reasons why. 
In this article we’re going to look at the causes of impaired circulation to the extremities and give advice about reversing the issue.
A lot of people assume diabetes is merely an issue with metabolising carbohydrates. That’s true, but there are also a number of other symptoms of the condition. One of the most concerning is impaired blood flow, especially to the extremities via microvascular damage. This particular condition can have dramatic knock-on effect including impaired wound healing, ulceration, damage to the organs such as eyes and kidneys, nerve damage and cold hands and feet.