Our Mission is to educate Diabetics about the importance of daily body and foot care, which is essential to prevent late dermatological complications. Of the approximately 23.6 million Americans who have diabetes, 25 percent will develop foot and leg problems related to the disease. These conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes often causes peripheral vascular disease, a narrowing of the arteries that frequently leads to poor circulation in the lower part of the legs and the feet. Poor circulation can reduce the amount of oxygen and nutrition supplied to the skin and other tissue, causing injuries to heal poorly and lead to ulcers, infection, and other serious foot conditions. It can also lead to swelling and dryness of the foot.
Poor circulation also affects nerve endings causing diabetic neuropathy. This is insensitivity to pain, heat and cold. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores and be unaware of the injuries because of this insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result in severe ulceration and possibly even amputation.
It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary precautions to prevent all foot related injuries. Daily preventative care at home plays an important role in diabetic foot and skin care and is the first step toward prevention of these problems. Sixtumed products, developed on the basis of the latest diabetes research, provide the optimum care and protection for your feet, legs and body. We also recommend regular visits to the doctor or medical podiatrist. SIXTUMED products are derived from the highest quality essential oils and alpine herb extracts and are
MADE IN GERMANY and are WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES.