Serious foot problems, including ulcers, are a common complication of diabetes and can lead to amputation.
Diabetes is much more than insulin deficiency. It affects the body from head to toe. Insulin is critical for diabetes management, but no drug can replace a healthy, active lifestyle. Maintaining a balanced diet and getting regular, gentle exercise can help slow the progress of the disease and prevent life-threatening complications. Healthy feet are critical for getting moving and staying fit.
Serious foot problems, including ulcers, are a common complication of diabetes and can lead to amputation. Nerve damage, poor circulation and decreased resistance to infection mean that diabetic patients may not feel minor injuries, and those injuries take longer to heal. Foot problems are best prevented through stringent monitoring of the skin and wearing good fitting shoes.
ShockStop Formthotics™ can provide a truly personalised fit, provide protection, cushioning and support to reduce plantar pressures and shear forces.
ShockStop is a revolutionary new foam material that can absorb shock and deflect impact up to 500% more than most standard foams used in footwear and insoles. It reduces the impact force of standing, walking and running, by spreading the impact over a greater period of time and area.
If you have diabetes we recommend you have your ShockStop Formthotics fitted by a podiatrist or sports physician.
LifeSocks therapeutic socks are made from Merino Wool and SeaCell to help treat, prevent and reduce the of risk foot injury.
They deliver preventative and protective features including
- Outstanding insulating abilities
- Moisture management and temperature control
- Antimicrobial and antifungal
- Anti-inflammatory and hypo-allergenic
- Odor resistant
- Superior softness and comfort
Merino Foot Cream
Foot Science Merino Foot Crème contains Lanolin Manuka Oil and antibacterial, anti-fungal Tea Tree Oil and is Paraben free.
It is specially formulated to intensively treat dry, damaged skin and is especially suitable for patients with diabetes.
For more information call us on 0800 60 30 10.