What Is A UV Shoe Sanitizer?

The general consensus among podiatrists is that it seems futile to treat a patient’s feet, without simultaneously doing something about his shoes. The dark, moist environment surrounding the feet can serve as potential reservoirs of reinfection. Shoe Care Innovations Inc. of Redwood City, California is the manufacturer behind breakthrough technology that helps people in keeping their shoes sanitary to limit exposure to dangerous microbes.

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Correct Treatment of Diabetes and Foot Infections Prevents Amputation & Improves Mortality

One in four people with diabetes will have a foot ulcer during their lifetime. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) warns that “poor treatment of infected food wounds in people with diabetes can lead to lower extremity amputation, and about 50 percent of patients who have foot amputations die within five years — a worse mortality rate than for most cancers.” Half of the amputations in this country are not done on patients with traumatic injuries — but rather, with patients who have diabetes and foot infections.

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Source: Hindu.com

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Diabetes Foot Infection: Consequences & Culprits

Diabetes foot infection is classified by the presence of inflammation or discharge, and is further classified by severity. If caught in time, the wound may be treated with antibiotics or debridement (surgical removal). If left untreated, patients may require amputation. Worse yet, about 50 percent of patients requiring a foot amputation die within five years! The good news is that there are ways to treat and prevent this death sentence. First, let’s understand the issue a little better…

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Itchy Feet and Diabetes

Itchy feet and Diabetes often accompany one another. Even though there are plenty of other symptoms that disturb a diabetic, many people will tell you that the itchy feet — particularly at night — are simply intolerable! According to Diabetes.orgas many as 33 percent of diabetics suffer from a skin disorder.

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What Skin Conditions Cause Itchy Feet In Diabetics?

If your feet are itching to high heaven, you may be suffering from one of the following conditions…

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Diabetic Care: Top 6 Ways to Keep Your Feet Healthy

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Diabetes causes poor circulation and the loss of sensation, particularly in the feet. Just a routine sore or blister can spiral into a festering ulcer if left untreated! Every year, 5,700 patients are seen in U.S. hospitals for diabetic foot injuries and diabetic foot infections. There are approximately 68,000 diabetes-related foot amputations performed annually.*

It can be hard to imagine how such a tragedy could occur, but feet tend to be one of those body parts that are “out of sight, out of mind.” Contributing factors to declining foot health include: excess moisture, blisters, cuts, ingrown toenails, bacterial infections, tissue loss, ulcers, poor blood pressure, and limited access to UV light therapy.

As you may know, UV lights have been routinely used to sterilize and disinfect medical equipment in hospitals for decades. Now UV lights are seen as a helpful tool in at-home diabetes care. The book Healthy Feet for People with Diabetes recommends using a patented UV light sterilization device daily to protect the feet from athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, chronic odor, festering sores, and exposure to dangerous pathogens.

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