- In the United States, there are 20-25 million diabetic patients.
- Ill-fitting shoe-gear can lead to catastrophic outcomes and even death.
- Many children around the world are at risk of developing preventable pedal injuries.
- Careful management of diabetes, proper foot inspection and proper footwear can lower one’s risk of lower limb amputation.
LOWER LIMB AMPUTATIONS:
- Diabetic patients have the highest risk factor for lower limb amputation worldwide.
- Each year, 110,000 individuals undergo limb amputation.
- Toe amputation = 32%
- Foot & Ankle = 10%
- Below the Knee = 23%
- Above the Knee = 16%
- The foot should be measured at least twice a year for adequate fitting for adults and children.
- Wearing shoes can help prevent long-term physical injuries and loss of productivity. Type your paragraph here.
What does a pair of shoes mean?
- Optimum health
- Fashion statement