If you have ever had an elevated blood sugar level, you are at risk for foot complications. The reason for this is that elevated blood sugar levels can lead to peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that reduces the blood flow to your legs and feet (and less commonly the arms/hands). The reduced blood flow can slow the healing of injuries. When damage can’t fully heal, injuries can become permanent, or lead to more serious problems—such as infection or tissue death (gangrene).
Elevated blood sugar can also cause nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. When nerves in the feet become damaged, it can result in loss of sensation. When you can’t feel your feet, injuries can occur without your knowledge (blisters, burns, cuts, etc.)
When an infection can’t be stopped, or damage to tissue cannot be repaired, amputation sometimes is necessary. While only a small percentage of diabetics have amputations each year, it is very important to understand diabetes and how it can affect blood vessels and nerves—and how to protect yourself to ensure that you don’t end up with damage to your feet.
The best way to prevent amputation and other severe diabetes complications is to manage your blood sugar.
For most diabetics, amputation can be avoided by successful management of blood sugar and daily care of your feet.
The Diabetic Manual program is designed to support the nutritional needs of diabetics and pre-diabetics. This patented program includes a very detailed eating plan which is simple to follow. It also includes dietary supplements that have been specifically formulated to support health in diabetics and pre-diabetics.
This program is based on the very successful clinical model offered exclusively through doctor’s offices, that has been used to enhance the health of tens of thousands of diabetics across the United States over the last two decades.