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Foot Care

A daily foot care routine is essential, to avoid foot problems with different underlying causes. Perspiration and foot odour, dryness, cracked and rough skin and swollen feet and ankles are the most commonly experienced foot problems. Most people will experience such issues at some point in their life. For some, however, coping with them is a daily struggle because their foot problems are the result of a serious illness, such as diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. According to Williams textbook of endocrinology in 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes.

The three classic symptoms of diabetes are increased urination, excessive thirst, and excessive hunger. Other commonly experienced symptoms are dry skin and slow healing of cuts and wounds. High blood sugar levels disrupt the normal functioning of white blood cells (leukocytes), which play a key role in healing wounds, fighting infections, and removing dead cells and tissue from the body.

Long-term diabetes leads to a thickening of the walls of arteries and capillaries. This causes poor circulation, poor delivery of nutrients to tissue (including oxygen and protective blood components) and consequently slow wound healing and recurring infections.

Precisely for this reason, Footprim’s formulas have been developed to suit the needs of people suffering from diabetes. In addition to all products being “Dermatologically tested”, a number of them bears the specific Diabetic friendlysign.