Insulin is a hormone which helps glucose move from blood into cells.
When the body produces insufficient insulin, glucose does not move into cells and blood glucose levels increase.
High glucose levels oxidise small blood vessel
Did you Know?
Nearly one-in-four adult Australians have either diabetes or impaired glucose metabolism.
Diabetes is Australia’s fastest-growing chronic disease.
About 5% of people with diabetes will experience foot ulcers.
More serious limb problems can develop but many are preventable if treated correctly.
Diabetes is not only about managing your blood sugar levels. It is vital for diabetics to have a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet and regular physical activities.
People with diabetes have special needs when it comes to choosing their footwear. Mobility, protection and comfort are fundamental.
The Medical Stocking Company is proud to bring into Australia a specially designed diabetic footwear range which provides protection against wounds and infection that can lead to serious future problems, including amputations. Now that is a smart choice!