Taking care of your feet is a big deal when you have diabetes. That’s because diabetes can cause nerve damage that can lead to loss of sensation in your feet. If that happens, you might cut your foot or step on a pebble and not feel it. Cuts and sores can quickly become infected and lead to more serious problems. In addition, people with diabetes are more prone to having poor circulation in their legs and feet. Impaired blood flow makes it harder for infections to heal. Infections that don’t heal can lead to amputation. You can prevent foot problems — and amputations — by managing your diabetes and by being diligent about checking your feet every day for cuts, sores, blisters, redness, warmth, and swelling.
The good news is that foot care just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the Insight 1380 Digital Bathroom Scale. Not only will this scale tell you how much you weigh, it will let you see the bottoms of your feet (and that’s no small feat!), thanks to embedded magnified mirrors. Forget about bending or straining to see or reach your feet to check them. And having this scale in your bathroom is great reminder to check your feet every day and take action if you do see any issues. Two bonus features: a large digital display so you can more easily see your weight, and a weight capacity of up to 400 pounds, which is more than most bathroom scales. Order yours today!
Want to learn more about caring for your feet? Read “Caring for Your Feet When You Have Diabetes” and “Improving Blood Flow to the Feet,” then try your hand at our foot care quiz.
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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