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Diabetes and Care of Your Feet

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Diabetes can cause changes in the skin of your foot. At times your foot may become very dry. The skin may peel and crack. This problem is caused by nerve damage that affects your body's ability to control the oil and moisture in your foot.

Calluses occur more often and build up faster on the feet of people with diabetes. This is because there are high-pressure areas under the foot.

Calluses, if not trimmed, get very thick, break down, and turn into ulcers (open sores). Never try to cut calluses or corns yourself—this can lead to ulcers and infection. Let a health care professional on your diabetes care team cut your calluses. Also, do not try to remove calluses and corns with chemical agents. These products can burn your skin.

Poor circulation (blood flow) can make your foot less able to fight infection and to heal. Diabetes causes blood vessels of the foot and leg to narrow and harden.

When you have diabetes, caring for your feet is very important in avoiding serious foot complications.

(Source: http:/ American Diabetes Association

Glomalin® has a product called Winter Hand Balm; made of rich moisturizing ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Organic Olive & Sunflower Oils, Organic Shea & Cocoa Butters.  These ingredients make skin soft and supple and with regular use eliminate hard calluses.  One of our repeat customers has struggled with the challenges of skin conditions of the feet caused by diabetes; here is her testimonial regarding the use of our Winter Hand Balm:

 “I’ve suffered from the ugliest feet for a very long time, deep cracks and calluses that caused pain on a daily basis. I’ve tried everything, products from the pharmacy, wrapped my feet in Vaseline and then plastic wrap (slept like that), even a chiropodist that I would see every 4-6 weeks. She would take a scalpel and carve the calluses off.  Nothing seemed to work.

I’ve been a diabetic for well over 30 years so taking care of my feet is very important and having these deep cracks could lead to infections or worst case scenario a loss of my leg. So I was willing to try just about anything.

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So that being said when I started using Glomalin® I was very sceptical, but when my good friend told me about her sister’s products I thought I would be the supportive friend and give it a try, couldn’t hurt right?

Well I am so happy that I did. Within a couple of weeks of using the Winter Balm on my heels the cracks started disappearing the calluses were softer. I still file my feet once in a while maybe once a week or so, but I don’t have pain anymore. I’m not worried about cracks getting infected. Plus I wasn’t embarrassed to wear sandals this summer. When I say Glomalin® products were life changing I absolutely mean it.”

Laurie – Ottawa

Laurie from Ottawa, thank you for your kind words about our products and for sharing. Even if you’re not struggling with these same issues that Laurie is; winter can be hard on our feet, so do yourself a kindness and purchase Winter Hand Balm for your feet, you won’t be sorry.

Glomalin® & You Practicing Self-care in 2021


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