Awareness Walk for Diabetes Completed by Man
posted: Apr 14, 2013.
Erik Bendle and his 6 ½- year-old black mouth cur dog Nice walked a 6,000 mile journey in order to raise diabetes awareness. After losing his mother Gerta Bendle due to complications of diabetes, Bendle decided it was time to raise awareness for others. Bendle’s mother lost her toes and needed gall bladder surgery as a result of diabetes. One obese woman had neuropathy -- or lack of feeling -- in her feet. She started walking and lost a lot of weight, Bendle said. "She could move her feet again. She was as happy as a schoolgirl." Bendle's motto is simple: "Love yourself -- go for a walk."
If you are currently suffering from diabetes and need help with diabetic foot care, it is recommended to seek the care of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Marz Hardy can help you manage your diabetic feet to ensure that they remain healthy, while also providing you with any treatment options if any problems do arise.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.
The Importance of Caring for Your Feet
- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.
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