Diabetes Can Affect Your Feet
According to the CDC, an astounding 29 million people across the United States suffer from diabetes, and another 86 million suffer from pre-diabetes. In Canada, over 3.4 million are affected by the disease. To make things worse, hundreds of millions in healthcare costs accrue each year as a result of the disease ($245 million in the United States in 2012). When you develop diabetes, it means that you have too much glucose or sugar in your blood. This leads to nerve damage and poor blood flow and can lead to some serious feet problems.
Given all of this information, diabetes can easily be classified as an epidemic of grand proportions. For those of us who are afflicted with diabetes, painful foot complications can arise, leading to immobility and severe pain if left untreated.