Preventing Foot Ailment in Diabetic Patients through Better Nutrition

One factor that allows diabetic patients to have a healthier life instead of a bed-ridden one is better nutrition. The famous saying, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is as relevant to diabetes as it was for fire safety that Benjamin Franklin originally referred to.

Studies have shown that 60–70% of the diabetic population develop mild to severe diabetic nerve damage, known as neuropathy. Consequently, diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputations. 15% of diabetic people experience foot ulcers, and 24% of those will require a foot amputation. In addition to neuropathy, diabetic patients are also at a high risk of slow wound healing. These factors add up to higher treatment costs, increased burden on healthcare providers, and lower life expectancy.

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With a background in Biomedical Engineering and Data Science, Ali Javaid aspires to bring innovative solutions and unique opportunities to the HealthTech industry. Reach out to him via LinkedIn or email at ali@getgrom.com

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