DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Diabetes is a disorder of the body's metabolism, in which the beta cells of the pancreas are unable to produce sufficient insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in the blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with blood circulation, the heart, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth.
Peripheral Neuropathy & Poor Circulation:
People with diabetes can develop many foot problems. Most often, problems with feet happen when there is damage to the peripheral nerves that control motor and sensory functions. This is called "peripheral neuropathy." Nerve damage is the direct result of poor circulation.
Diabetes causes blood vessels of the feet and legs to narrow and harden. This impedes blood flow from reaching your feet; making your feet less able to fight infection and to heal. Furthermore, many people with diabetes suffer from artery disease, which also reduces blood flow to the feet.
If a diabetic does not take proper care of their feet, a small cut that does not heal turns into an ulcer. Furthermore, the ulcer becomes infected and gangrene sets in. To avoid the spreading of gangrene and infection, doctors may amputate the foot.
Why You Need Hydrofeet™ Liquid Orthotic Massaging Insoles:
Hydrofeet improve circulation as the glycerin fluid pumps up and down along the arch of your foot. This all-day massaging action improves blood flow and circulation in the feet and lower body. The "pump" action creates and releases pressure on your feet as you walk. This push and release action flushes the blood pools that have accumulated on your feet and allows new oxygen rich blood to flow in. Also, the insoles protect the soles of your feet by contouring to your feet, reducing the friction forces to your skin and absorbing the shock to the feet.
"I am buying them for my husband who is a diabetic, and needs them. Your shoe insoles have really helped him. He works on a hard cement floor, and since he's been using them his feet don't hurt, don't ache, and they don't get numb anymore."