DIABETES FOOTCARE

IBD Medical is proud to provide a range of Diabetic footcare products to help Aussie diabetics take better care of their feet. 

Most non-diabetics don’t appreciate how much work is needed to monitor, treat, and maintain diabetes. From lancing, smearing, logging and tracking blood-sugars multiple times a day, to watching what you eat and counting carbs, getting enough exercise, A1C testing and ongoing reviews with doctors, GPs, specialists, diabetic educators- it’s almost enough to drive a person to crazy! It’s especially not helpful given the connection between stress and higher blood glucose levels in people with either type of diabetes.1
But did you know that there is one simple thing that you can do to make living with diabetes easier AND take of yourself:  Look after your feet.
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The frightening reality is that with a diagnosis of diabetes comes a 15-fold increase in the risk of lower limb amputation – toe, foot, or leg. Every year over 4,400 diabetes-related amputations are carried out in Australian hospitals2.
And even if it doesn’t get that bad, between 20 - 25 % of diabetics will still consult a doctor at least once in their lifetime for a foot lesion - which is responsible for 25% of all hospital days for diabetics. The numbers are in and the results are clear: if you have diabetes you need to be looking after those things you walk around on every day.

 

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