Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The story of the near fall of a diabetic.

On November 11th, 2010, I took my first steps on a journey that would change my life. After being bitten by a dog on my diabetic feet, I allowed an infection to form and tissue to die which almost ended up costing me my toe.

Thankfully, due to a fantastic doctor and good antibiotics, that hasn't happened yet but, nearly a month later, I am still fighting infection and dealing with a near quarter inch deep crater in my foot. Most, if not all of this could have been avoided had I taken better care of myself, eaten right, and kept my blood sugar levels down. But Diabetes wasn't something I paid that close attention to and it nearly costs me my toe.

This video discusses my experience and provides a warning to others dealing with diabetes. Don't play around, it's *much* more serious than you might think.

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