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Learn how iGelSoles can help with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy. Foot Care is an extremely important consideration for someone with diabetes. 

Diabetes can cause circulation problems and related conditions, such as PAD. Over time, high levels of blood glucose can damage blood vessels and cause plaque to build up. ... Diabetes can cause nerve damage, and high levels of glucose may lead to a condition called diabetic neuropathy

High blood sugars are responsible for poor blood circulation and neuropathy in a person with diabetes.

Injured nerves become to lose sensitivity, and the person with diabetes becomes unaware when they’ve stepped on a sharp object. This is what we call “peripheral neuropathy." When damage to vessels is done with high blood sugars due to diabetes over time, we see the combination of decreased circulation and decreased sensation in the periphery (most commonly in the legs and feet). This can result in a number of problems for the person with diabetes. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to have problems with your nerve pathways related to your condition. The good news is you can increase your circulation if you have diabetes. Let’s talk about how you can accomplish that with wearing iGelSoles.

Every step that you take while wearing iGelSoles massages the bottom of your foot, increasing circulation. The glycerin in the insole runs from the heel up to the ball of the foot.  When you take a step your weight is first on the heel of your foot, so all the glycerin runs up to the ball of the insole, as your weight transfers to the ball of your foot during your step, the glycerin runs to the heel of the insole.  The glycerin constantly moving back and forth under your foot with every step that you take and with any weight transfer creates a massaging effect on the bottom of your foot, increasing circulation.

Diabetic socks are worn to improve circulation in the feet and legs.  iGelSoles are another way to increase circulation in the feet and legs!  We have had many positive testimonials from diabetics who wear iGelSoles.  iGelSoles are a natural approach to help circulation issues stemmed from Diabetes.