Because some people can live with it for years (or even decades), a lot of people mistakenly believe that it isn’t a big deal, or they’ll worry about protecting their feet later if they start to notice symptoms.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the way it works—particularly for the feet. High blood sugar slowly corrodes and destroys the nerves in your feet, over the course of years. By the time you notice pain, it’s likely that significant damage has already been done. And the longer you wait to get serious, the harder it will be to turn the ship around.
Far too many people don’t act in time, or even at all. That’s why diabetes is by far the most common underlying cause of non-traumatic amputations in this country. This year alone, more than 100,000 Americans will undergo a lower-limb amputation related to their diabetes—usually due to an infected ulcer that wouldn’t heal.
Almost all of such cases are preventable.
So if you want to avoid that fate yourself, you’re going to want to have an effective plan to protect your diabetic feet! Not only will your risk of catastrophic complications go way down, but your feet will just plain feel better—less pain, improved stability, and continued ability to live your best life.
And we can help you with that.