Diabetes and Foot Care
Diabetes and Foot Care

It is predicted that by 2030 diabetes mellitus may afflict up to 79.4 million individuals in India. Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease. Diabetes can be responsible for many health complications in patients, like kidney damage, nerve damage, stroke, heart attack or loss of vision. But what puts a patient in hospital most often is a foot infection or diabetic foot. (Diabetes and its complications)

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The legs have the longest nerves and arteries. For people with long-term blood sugar, high blood glucose causes damage to nerves and blood vessels. With narrowing of arteries, adequate oxygen and nutrients do not reach the nerves in the legs. As a result, legs experience diminished sensation and stability, which makes the feet more vulnerable to wounds. The wounds are difficult to heal because blood sugar often causes poor blood circulation in the lower limbs.

Walking barefoot is considered a serious risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. A 2013 study on daily habits in The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications shows that the percentage of high-grade foot ulcers was significant in those who walked barefoot or wore ill-fitting shoes. Indians are known to sit cross-legged. Prolonged pressure on feet often leads to nerve damage. Toe rings in Indian women cut off oxygen and blood supply and along with heat and sweat, fungal infection sets in deep inside the foot.

Good blood sugar management and regular foot care help prevent severe foot sores that are difficult to treat and may require amputation. For blood sugar management, regular intake of supplements like FENFURO can be very successful.  Regular intake of Fenfuro can control the blood sugar level effectively.  FENFURO is a first of its kind safe nutraceutical derived from fenugreek seeds through a patented process.  Through its unique scientific process, FENFURO concentrates the bioactive part of plants into a manageable dose, while removing the inert parts such as cellulose. Also, since a lot of healthy botanicals are not palatable, consuming their concentrate in capsule form in small dosage is a lot easier. FENFURO contains a rich variety of saponins and flavonoids. These substances are known to lower blood lipid level and help in insulin sensitization and glucose regulation. FENFURO is the first dual action insulin sensitizer.

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A clinical evaluation of FENFURO was carried out on a total of 154 Type 2 diabetics for a period of 3 months, to determine its efficacy and safety. At the end of three months 83% of the patients reported decrease in fasting sugar levels and 89% patients reported decrease in PP sugar levels. The patients also showed significant decrease in HbA1C levels as compared to respective baseline value. 48.8% of the patients reported reduction in dosage of anti-diabetic therapy after regularly taking FENFURO.

 The following are the tips for healthy feet:

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•Inspect and wash your feet daily: Check your feet once a day for blisters, cuts, cracks, sores, redness, tenderness or swelling. Use a mirror if required. Wash your feet in lukewarm water once a day. Dry them gently, especially between the toes. 

•Don’t remove calluses or other foot lesions yourself:  To avoid injury to your skin, don’t use a nail file, nail clipper or scissors on calluses, corns, bunions or warts. See your doctor or foot specialist (podiatrist) for removal of any of these lesions.

•Trim your toenails carefully: Trim your nails straight across. Carefully file sharp ends

•Don’t go barefoot: To prevent injury to your feet, don’t go barefoot, even around the house.

•Wear clean, dry socks and shoes that fit properly:  Wear socks made of fibers such as cotton. Avoid socks with tight elastic bands that reduce circulation. Always buy comfortable shoes that provide support and cushioning for the heel, arch and ball of the foot. 

•Schedule regular foot checkups.  Visit a podiatrist for regular foot checkups and reduction of early signs of nerve damage, poor circulation or other foot problems. 

 The statement and product have not been evaluated by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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