The Insight Foot Care Scale Jumps In Feet First

Neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, can cause complete loss of sensation in the extremities, which makes it possible for minor cuts and sores to go unnoticed until they are problematic.

Apr 8, 2009

The Insight Foot Care Scale is a unique bathroom weight scale designed to help people with diabetes check their feet every day.  As most people with diabetes know, daily foot observation is an important step in managing diabetes. Neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, can cause complete loss of sensation in the extremities, which makes it possible for minor cuts and sores to go unnoticed until they are problematic.

Approximately 86,000 amputations of lower limbs (toe or foot) occur in the United States each year as a direct result of complications from diabetes.  Startlingly, half of these amputations could have been prevented through proper foot care, including careful checking of the feet for cuts, blisters, sores, and abrasions that could become infected.

The Insight Foot Care Scale has specially designed magnified mirrors that allow for easy observation of the soles and heels of the feet without having to stretch or strain.  The mirrors light up each time you step off the scale, a gentle reminder to check your feet.  The large display makes it easy to read, and the scale is easy to operate-the press of a button lights up the mirrors, making foot examination much more thorough and effective. The Insight Foot Care Scale also incorporates several more user-friendly features into its construction:

  • Convenient side handles allow for easy portability.
  • Four AA batteries are included for instant use.
  • The compact size, 14 inches long by 13 inches wide and 3
    inches high, takes up about the same space as an ordinary scale.
  • The scale weighs just six pounds and has a weight capacity of 400 pounds.

The Insight Foot Care Scale retails for $79.99 and is available through www.focusonyourfeet.com or by calling toll-free 1-866-321-2406.

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Categories: Amputations & Amputee, Diabetes, Diabetes, Foot Care, Nerve Care (Neuropathy), Products


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Posted by Jaime on 14 April 2009

I think the article is informative and on an issue that more people who are diabetic should be concerned about, regardless of whether they are type 1 or 2.
Even though I've lived as a type 1 since 1952 I was unaware of the number of people affected by amputations until relatively recently.
Within the past 2.5 years I was diagnosed as having having a case of Charcot foot on one of my feet with the result of my having to wear a special type of boot on that foot/leg for many weeks until I could take it off and get/wear shoes designed for my condition.
While at the podiatrists office at a follow-up visit and waiting for his arrival I met a type 2 who informed me he'd had to have several toes amputated.....and two-three months ago a next door neighbor informed me she'd had diabetes,type 2, for the past 20 years and stated she'd had to have part of each foot amputated,rods inserted and special shoes made so she could walk fairly well.
Foot care is important to any and everyone, but especially diabetics....I prefer keeping all the parts my body was issued with.

James


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