Leprosy Mailing List – May 7, 2018
Ref.: (LML) To differentiate between diabetic neuropathy and pure neuritic leprosy neuropathy
From: Arry Pongtiku, Papua, Indonesia
An interesting discussion in LML to differentiate between diabetic neuropathy and pure neurotic leprosy neuropathy.
I would like to say that both diabetes and leprosy without complication need simple instructions like self care (put feet in the water, clean, rub with vegetable/ coconut or hand body for overcoming dry skin/cracks). But also, simple exercises to improve blood circulation, strengthen muscles and to keep joints mobile to prevent complications. In some places both types of patients take part in Self Care Groups. In attached file find feet exercise video (in Bahasa Indonesia); it may be useful.
Thank you very much.
Papua - Indonesia
LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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