Some facts on Diabetes..
Diabetes kills more people annually than breast cancer and AIDS combined.
Having a wound immediately doubles one’s chances of dying at 10 years compared with someone without diabetes.
More than half of all foot ulcers (wounds) will become infected, requiring hospitalization and 20% of infections result in amputation.
Diabetes contributes to approximately 80% of the 120,000 nontraumatic amputations performed yearly in the United States.
If you are Diabetic or know someone with Diabetes its not to late to start taking care of yourself and your feet. Change your life style. Make smart eating choices and WALK.. WALK..WALK at least 40 minutes a day to promote new blood channels to form and decrease risk of non healing ulcers that may lead to amputations.