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The shocking images that reveal what diabetes can do to your feet in just 10 DAYS

Saturday, December 07, 2013

In Canada cigarettes have warnings on them with pictures of all the horrible things that can happen to you because of smoking. Should sugar be sold with pictures like those in the link as well?

*50-year-old man who developed lesions on his feet after new shoes rubbed
*Small lesions quickly escalated into a full-blown infection - within days his right foot was black, weeping pus and in urgent need of surgery
*Every 30 seconds, a diabetic person in the world has a lower limb amputated
*Condition leads to poor circulation and loss of feeling in the feet
*This means patients don't feel blisters and are more likely to get infections

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    Oh, wow. I appreciate your reminding me of the awful realities of diabetes. I haven't been feeling too motivated lately, and one of the reasons I am doing this whole weight-loss journey is to avoid the possibility of developing diabetes.

    Thank you so very much for the reminder.

    1653 days ago
    I have a dear friend who almost lost her foot (and she's not 100% clear even yet) and it looked just like those pictures do. She's went through so much misery. Was in the hospital almost 4 weeks and in a re-hab facility for about 3 weeks while they were working to save her foot/leg. Now, about 3 months later, it seems to be finally healing, but bandages still have to be changed every other day on it. She has the one on her foot and another on her leg below her knee.

    She's went through so much with this.... If there's anyone who needs convincing to take care of themselves, those pictures should do it, if nothing else. And she's on kidney dialysis 3 times a week because her kidneys have failed.

    And in the middle of all of this, her husband who had Alzheimers has died as well. She's been through hell..

    1654 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/7/2013 8:58:35 PM
    That was ugly. I have been fortunate in never suffering any problems with my feet. I credit years of taking ginkgo biloba, which sadly never did help my memory.
    1654 days ago
    I could barely look.
    1654 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    I was diagnosed in 2002, and got off my diabetic meds in 2010, so 8 years that I knew about elevated blood sugars, and probably some more before that, since the first time I ever took my blood sugar it was 526.

    In that short time, I have had to upgrade the prescription for my glasses twice, and developed neuropathy on the side and bottom of my right foot, so I can't feel anything poking into it. So if I step on something, it could become infected, before i know about it. Also, I have damage to 21 of my teeth, and 3 had to be removed.

    I think they should have pictures like this, or of people hooked up to dialysis machines.

    1654 days ago
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