According to the latest numbers from the CDC, over 29 million Americans are living with Diabetes, and over a quarter of them don’t know it. When you have diabetes, you not only have to check your blood sugar and insulin levels. You also have to check your feet.
The combination of diabetes and high blood sugar can result in neuropathy, a loss of sensation, typically in the hands and feet. Which, in turn, can lead to situations in which the diabetic is unable to feel cuts, abrasions, calluses, and injuries to their feet. Especially for a diabetic, since they heal very slowly (due to poor circulation and a weakened immune system), unattended sores and calluses can fester, become infected and lead to amputations.