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Diabetic Foot Gangrene: How Much Is Your Foot Worth?
Foot gangrene, as a part of diabetes and/or atherosclerosis management, has become a major medical problem. This website is intended to allow you to manage your own care, ask the right questions, insist on adequate management and information, and seek an optimal outcome for yourself as an informed patient. Perhaps it will even help the health professionals - vascular specialists and foot doctors (chiropodists, podiatrists) - who are giving care to better understand and, hopefully, incorporate into their practice the nutritional approach to gangrene - its prevention and treatment.
Since 1958, in the United States the incidence of adult onset diabetes has increased 600 percent. Over 40 percent of the U.S. population over 20 has Type 2 diabetes or a pre-diabetic condition. The Centers for Disease Control has termed the change an epidemic.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, also known as adult onset diabetes, has been ranked as the seventh leading cause of death and disease in the United States today.
Just how serious has the diabetes threat become over the last decade? There are now approximately 23.6 million diabetics in the U.S. alone, including 23.1 percent of Americans age 60 and older, according to the American Diabetes Association; that is about 11 million American diabetic men and over 12 million American diabetic women, and over a third do not even know it which is unfortunate since screenings are easy to perform.
And there is no end in sight to this rapid and uncontrollable outbreak of disease. With 1.6 million new cases diagnosed each year in the Americans age 20 and older it is not surprising that diabetes ranks high among the list of conditions expected to accelerate. While not simply as a result of diabetes, 31 percent of all U.S. households are watching their sugar intake (Natural Marketing Institute, 2001).
Almost 160 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. And it is estimated that by the year 2025 this number will double.
The onset of diabetes is insidious and often before birth; it develops so gradually that before becoming apparent it has been already well established.
In short, for the adult onset diabetes, the pathophysiology is based on producing much more insulin than normal - but not enough to keep the blood sugar under control.
The result is: high blood sugars. And this high sugar is able to scar and destroy the blood vessels and the organs throughout the body.
The risk of having type 2 diabetes increases with age. If you are 45 or older you may be at risk. There are several indicators used to assess a level of risk of diabetes, including:
Family history (One of parents or a brother or sister developed diabetes)
Obesity (20 percent over ideal body weight)
Race (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander)
Age (45 years old or older)
Previously identified impaired glucose tolerance (fasting blood glucose readings of more than 110 mg/dL in the past)
Hypertension (140/90 mmHg or more)
High cholesterol and high triglycerides (150 mg/dL or more)
History of gestational diabetes - a form of the disease that occurs halfway through a pregnancy as a result of excessive hormone production in the body (it usually goes away after pregnancy, leaving women who had it at an increased risk for later developing type 2 diabetes)
Giving birth to a baby over nine lbs. - the mother who gains excessive weight and delivers the large for dates infant is doubling the child's risk for diabetes within his/ her lifetime.
In addition, there is a small percentage of diabetes cases resulting from
Malnutrition - the 'junk' diets high on processed carbohydrates and sweeteners result in fat, out-of-shape and inactive children; this is fertile ground for the rapid and increasing growth of our population of adult onset diabetic teenagers and adults
People with diabetes and/or blood vessel disease (such as arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis) should routinely examine their feet for any signs of injury, infection, or change in skin color.
Often described as the silent killer, diabetes can - if left untreated - lead to many serious health problems. Therefore, the sooner the disease is screened for and diagnosed, the more damage can be prevented.
Unfortunately, the medical therapy is erroneously only concerned with the blood sugar. That is why most doctors prescribe Glynase(R), Micronase(R), Glucophage(R) and rarely Rezulin(R)/ Avandia(R) or Actos(R).
The drugs will hopefully prevent a diabetic crisis with blood sugars going too high or too low. But the underlying disease process - the 'overflowing' of the body with glucose stores - is being ignored by the generations of treating physicians.
By the time the individual develops foot ulcers, his or her dire calls for medical help may be too late.
Ulcers develop when there is insufficient circulation. About 80 percent of foot ulcers occur on the bottom of insensate feet, or feet without feeling. They appear as shallow holes or craters which can vary in color, size and depth; they don't heal and may be extremely painful and in some cases give off an unpleasant smell. The medical term is gangrene.
Expensive and time-consuming debridements, medications, antibiotics, therapy and skin grafts cannot correct the underlying process.
Here’s a typical situation:
An individual has been diabetic for 30 years. He is on 40 units of insulin daily and has already had amputation of toes on his foot. As his diabetic disease is well advanced, the ulcer on the bottom of his foot does not heal. His toes are affected with wet gangrene. But because his diabetes is so advanced, he will undergo further amputation.
“I've Seen First-Hand What Gangrene Can Do…”
February 13, 2007
I've seen first-hand what gangrene can do… My mother had it and lost her toes, then her foot, then her leg to above the knee. It started out with a non-healing ulcer on her toe.
The veins in the feet are very small and when circulation becomes compromised, sores do not heal very well. If not treated promptly, they can progressively worsen and become a breeding ground for bacteria and gangrene results.
When the docs went to amputate my mom's leg, they removed the leg to the point where she had the best circulation, so that it would heal properly.
I used to work in pathology and we would receive all the surgical specimens to examine and most of the gangrene was in older people with poor circulation, many times not caused by diabetes.
(Type 2 Diabetic, A Senior Member of DiabetesForums.com)
Bad Leg: A Common Problem in Diabetics
So many people have NO idea how diabetes can effect every aspect of their life!
Do not mess with diabetes! It is a nasty illness and will gradually and slowly suck the life out of you and contribute to a miserable existence.
This degenerative disease can damage many of the body systems leading to such serious medical complications as
heart disease (heart attack, stroke)
blindness (due to retinopathy)
impotence in men
amputations from gangrene and/or from damage to nerves (neuropathy).
Complications of diabetes - the third leading cause of death in the United States - are associated with one-third of the heart attacks and two-thirds of the strokes.
Diabetics more often have cataracts, or clouding of the lens of the eye. In addition, they may develop glaucoma, or an increased pressure within the eye. Finally, if the blood supply to the nerve layer of the eye (retina) is affected, the abnormal blood vessels on the surface of the retina may leak causing bleeding in the eye leading to blindness.
Nowadays, the main goal for diabetics is to avoid or minimize chronic diabetic complications, usually of toes and feet. In fact, severe damage to the feet is one of the greatest threats posed by diabetes.
As many as 50 percent of people with diabetes have a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the legs - a condition called peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a gradual buildup of fatty deposits on the walls of the circulatory system.
As deposits, called atherosclerotic plaque, begin to clog the small vessels near the periphery of the system, tissues in the legs and feet can become starved for blood.
Deprived of nutrients, oxygen, and germ-fighting blood cells, they become vulnerable to infection and ulceration.
If the blood vessels to a portion of the legs or, more commonly, part of the feet become totally blocked, then the part of the body supplied by those blood vessels dies and gangrene occurs.
In the United States, approximately 25 percent of people with diabetes - over five million - will develop foot problems and 6 to 10 percent - 300.000 - 500.000 - will undergo a foot or leg amputation. A lot of people with diabetes who need amputations are smokers.
A "bad leg" is a common, if not the most common, cause of hospital admissions for diabetic patients over age 40. Diabetics spend more time in the hospital for foot complications than for all other aspects of their disease combined.
"I Wish Someone Had Sat Me Down and Said..."
In hindsight … I wish someone had sat me down and said, Listen, this is a painless and silent disease, so you're not going to take it seriously, but this is what it will do.
I wish they had shown me people with ulcers on their feet, folks sitting in a dialysis chair, people who are blind. It should have been a 'scared straight' session."
But that didn't happen, and Charlie Steele, 60, a diabetic and retired IBM executive, now is living with the consequences.
He had to have a second bypass surgery, his left leg has been amputated below the knee, and he has lost part of a toe on his remaining foot.
Source: Diabetes Can Lead to Host of Consequences, USA Today, 4/10/2007
Diabetic Foot In Long-Standing Diabetes
More than 50 percent of non-traumatic amputations in the United States are linked to diabetes.
So called diabetic foot is one specific example of gangrene that can be seen in long-standing complicated diabetes.
Common in diabetics foot gangrene is typically caused by a combination of
limb ischemia as the result of arterial occlusive disease, most commonly atherosclerosis
poor healing, usually combined with a superimposed infection.
Currently, the best of all possible standard medical diabetic foot treatments is revascularization (restoration) of the affected organ,
which can reverse some of the effects of necrosis (tissue loss) and allow healing of the tissues.
Treatment other than revascularization, depending on the extent of tissue loss and location - digits, foot or hand - runs the gamut from
allowing digits - toes or fingers - to auto-amputate (fall off)
debridement (the surgical removal of necrotic, devitalized tissues)
local care, usually with topical antibiotics, to
amputation of foot or leg, depending on someone’s condition.
The picture above is of a diabetic foot with a recent amputation of a great toe and yet increasing loss of circulation (the bluish area) with subsequent progression of gangrene and tissue loss to come.
An increasing loss of circulation, called ischemia, is due to an inadequate flow or lack of blood flow to the tissues and is commonly caused by constriction or blockage of the blood vessels in the extremities.
COMMENT: As you can see, amputation of the big toe did little to restore circulation in the foot, hence the progression of gangrene due to an inadequate blood flow - ischemia still present after surgery.
If necrosis keeps spreading, leading to serious complications, including sepsis (blood poisoning), the entire foot, or even leg - below or above the knee - would need to be amputated.
Disturbingly, research shows that diabetics who have had one lower limb amputated have a 50 percent mortality rate in the five years following the amputation.
As well, they have 50 percent risk of developing a serious lesion in the second limb within two years, often leaving them immobile and putting them at risk of further complications from their diabetes.
Ignored Foot Problem: Doug’s Story
Doug was typical of a diabetic who paid the price for ignoring a foot problem.
When he was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he thought, "Oh, I feel fine, there's nothing the matter with me."
In late August , he noticed a small "bruise" on his left foot but didn't think much of it. When the "bruise" began to spread, he soaked his foot in hot water, but didn't notice that he had scalded his foot badly, making matters worse.
Gangrene set in and he lost a couple of toes. Despite his best efforts, the problem only grew. Doctors said the only treatment was an amputation.
He was scared. He certainly didn’t look forward to losing part of his leg.
Unfortunately, while the amputation surgery went well, another complication of diabetes hit Doug.
He suffered a fatal heart attack days after the operation.
Any fasting insulin level over 10 mIU/ml is a major problem and is a serious risk factor for diabetes.
The best test for diagnosing diabetes is the 8-hour fasting blood sugar. Current medical standards state that diabetes is formally diagnosed at 126 mg/dL, or 7.0 mmol/L.
Because many individuals do not know that they are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is important for both the man and woman to insist that their treating physician measure their fasting insulin.
Because even if you think "everything is OK", when you find out you are "sicker than you think” you may be inclined to change your diet, exercise or medication program.
Although for diabetes (and all of us) the goal is still excellent glucose control, much more important is strict insulin control.
With insulin levels, the lower the better. A normal fasting insulin level is less than 10 mIU/ml. Howeve, below 5 mIU/ml is good, but 2 mIU/ml or 3 mIU/ml would be far better.
Strong diabetic control, namely, stable blood sugars and tight low insulin, is most important in avoiding the terrible complications and end-stage processes of diabetes such as
coronary heart disease
massive obesity, or
renal disease requiring dialysis.
Insulin Resistance Syndrome: Who Is At Risk
You are considered pre-diabetic if your fasting blood sugar level is between 110 mg/dL, or 6.1 mmol/L and 125 mg/dL, or 6.9 mmol/L (diabetes is formally diagnosed at 126 mg/dL, or 7.0 mmol/L).
Many people struggle with this problem today. The percentage of Americans with pre-diabetes is closer to ¾ of U.S. population.
In pre-diabetes syndrome, a person loses his ability to manage insulin effectively. If not controlled properly, the syndrome can lead to:
non-alcoholic fatty liver
cancer (colon or ovarian).
You might have pre-diabetes syndrome if you experience such symptoms as:
high blood pressure
high blood cholesterol.
Some clinics use a fasting blood sugar of 90 mg/dL or higher (>5.0 mmol/L) as a biomarker of coronary heart disease risk. (A fasting blood sugar level test is the simplest and least expensive).
Importance of Diet and Lifestyle
The estimated risk for major amputation in diabetics is 15 to 40 times higher than the general population.
Although genetics may make you susceptible to type 2 diabetes - it usually occurs in people with a family history of diabetes - perhaps more than most diseases, adult onset diabetes is associated with poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle.
Therefore, the first line of treatment is to keep the blood sugars stable and low. This is best achieved by restricting
all processed foods
potatoes, and especially
The diabetic patients' responsibilities are:
frequent small meals
'smart' meats such as chicken and fish
colorful, especially green vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, and
In fact, nine out of ten cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented - if people
stopped smoking, and
adopted other healthy behaviors.
Unfortunately, the majority of diabetics, especially those in their mid-50's, is not going to change their lifestyle much. Therefore, they resort to drugs in their search for better health.
Foot Gangrene: A Tragic Story of an Elderly Woman
Here's an illustrated timeline compiled by a devasted son telling the tragic story of the last days of his diabetic elderly mother.
You come to your own conclusion.
July 28th, she left hospital to enter a nursing home.
August 1st, she was admitted to a hospital.
August 6th, she was discharged from the hospital back to the nursing home - without an explanation and despite the fact that the deteriorating condition of her foot was obvious.
September 16th, her son arranged a consultation with an alternative doctor, with the help of a secretary.
October 5th, she was admitted by the alternative doctor to another hospital.
October 6th, her three toes were amputated; unfortunately, an above-knee amputation was required, an operation she could not survive.
October 7th, a fortnights wait for her death.
October 20th, she passed away.
COMMENT: After viewing these and other pictures, you probably keep asking yourself: “How can anyone let their bodies get to that point? How was it possible? It doesn't make any sense at all. Things like that should be prevented from happening!”
Unfortunately, it may be just an example of what is happening right now to someone you know or hold dear...
Diabetic Foot Gangrene: Restoring Blood Flow
Poor circulation is the cause of many dangerous health problems in people with diabetes who are particularly susceptible to atherosclerosis (clogging of the arteries). The constricted blood vessels result in reduced blood flow to the limbs. This condition brings with it a host of problems, such as poor wound healing ability.
Unfortunately, restoring blood flow to damaged tissues in people with diabetes is a very slow process as they are less able to grow new blood vessels in the limbs. A real problem here is the length of time it takes to replace damaged blood vessels with new ones. During this time, diabetic patients are often in severe pain and at an increased risk of infection and gangrene, which can lead to amputation.
The faster good blood flow can be restored to the limb, the faster you can alleviate pain and the more you can reduce the risk of the complications that arise from poor circulation.
Therefore, the accelerated revascularization (growing new blood vessels) is of profound importance in diabetes and often means the difference between saving and losing a limb.
Clear-G Formula: The Nutritional Revascularization
Without improving the flow of blood to the affected limbs - amputation is a futile exercise, although it can be life saving at times.
Fortunately, there are people, including a growing number of doctors, who admit that there are successful methods to halt the progression of gangrene, other than temporary medical intervention.
One of the natural, non-amputation methods to effectively treat dry foot gangrene is the nutritional revasculatization.
Its first and foremost goal is to improve and - over a period of time - restore the impaired circulation in the areas wounded by vascular ischemia (decreased blood flow) - the most common cause of foot ulcers and/or gangrene.
The process of natural revascularization can be triggered with an application of nutritional - natural and essential - factors that - when presented in specific ratios and amounts - are able to correct longer standing deficiencies and imbalances which are known to contribute to the circulatory problems.
As opposed to standard medical methods of treating vascular ischemia, the nutritional revascularization helps to reduce the impact of factors that created the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries.
Clear-G Formula: No Risk For Very High Gain
Any wound requires more blood than normal in order to heal. If that extra blood is not forthcoming the wound never heals and in fact dies back.
The natural restoration of blood flow to the arteries can be done with the help of Gangrene Clear-G Formula - a targeted, orthomolecular formulation providing a comprehensive support for the entire circulatory system.
Simply put, our Gangrene Clear-G Formula works to improve and/or restore circulation. And improved circulation allows the body to heal itself.
What could be better than a nutritional supplement fixing the impaired circulation that develops in a diseased body?
There have been medical studies on the beneficial effect of nutritional supplementation on the circulatory system; it appears people with poor blood flow do benefit from specialty dietary supplements.
Nutritional factors - naturally occurring substances, not drugs whose substances are foreign to the body - are able to boost the body chemistry by
correcting possible deficiencies and/or imbalances and
providing optimum conditions for the proper functioning of the body's own intrinsic ability to heal itself.
As far as the cardiovascular system is concerned, according to orthomolecular nutrition, if the right building blocks (nutrients) are present in the body - in the right amounts and at the right time - the body will do the rest.
In other words, if you want to stop the progression of gangrene due to impaired cirulation you need to get to the root of the problem. By just pulling a dandelion out by its leaves, you are not going to get very far.
So far, we have introduced our proprietary Gangrene Clear-G Formula to our clients and customers in 40 countries: the United States (including Virgin Islands and Hawaii), Canada, Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Thailand, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Trinidad, Mexico, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore, Mauritius, Suriname (South America), France, Bolivia, Russia, Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, Israel, Azerbaijan, Kenya, Bosnia, Malta, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Greece, Spain, Kuwait, Germany, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
This all-natural combination of 120 nutrients and phytonutrients (plant nutrients) not only keeps your blood flow to the affected limbs in check (as drugs do), but actually helps your body rebuild the organs and systems that control blood circulation - without side effects.
No wonder, our Clear-G Formula can produce results that doctors have rarely seen before, even with hard-core prescription drugs. And, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, it is very body-friendly.
It takes 20 times more energy to heal a wound than to maintain a healthy foot.
Our proprietary Clear-G Formula is a complete "multi" supporting healthy blood circulation. It has been designed to provide optimal concentrations of vitamins, anti-oxidants, lipotropic factors, chelated minerals, trace minerals, and digestive enzymes as they are all necessary to optimize the blood flow.
In other words, Clear-G Formula does not "destroy" gangrene! It helps the body to eliminate its cause, namely, to stop the progression of gangrene through improving and, over a period of time, restoring impaired blood circulation that is known to contribute to gangrene.
In our clinical experience, Clear-G Formula does that in a way of:
reducing the dysfunction of endothelium - the innermost arterial lining by stimulating the body’s natural built-in, internal free-radical scavenging system
overcoming peripheral vascular ischemia by improving and/or restoring circulation - blood flow to the wounded areas
encouraging vasodilatation - widening (dilation) of the lumen of blood vessels
promoting the body's ability to develop collaterals - new, small blood vessels in the problem areas
delivering more vital, oxygen-rich and nutrient-dense blood to the affected areas
enhancing the body's utilization of oxygen (magnesium, vitamin B2)
producing the growth factors - the necessary for healing substances released by the body into bloodstream and stimulating the growth of tissue and skin
preventing and/or fighting off the infection of gangrenous tissues.
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This superior dietary supplement has mitigative, preventive and protecting properties. However, there is no one "miracle" ingredient in the Gangrene Clear-G Formula. It is a special and unique, orthomolecular combination of all of ingredients that helps to accelerate the inner self-healing effect.
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Up to 50% of people who have one leg amputated because of diabetes will lose the other within five years.
Our Clear-G Formula can help achieve the higher rate of limb salvage and long-lasting natural revascularization by:
improving the arterial perfusion in the affected limb to guarantee effective healing (usually a calf pressure > 70 mmHg or an ankle pressure > 30 mmHg are considered adequate for healing after amputation),
fighting infection (improved delivery of germ-fighting blood helps prevent or slow down the development of infections and wounds in the affected limbs),
improving glucose control in diabetics, and
If an amputation is the only treatment option - but it can be delayed for up to three-four (3-4) weeks, administering of Clear-G Formula can help reduce the level of amputation and improve the post-operative rehabilitation. It can help increase the healing rate and provide a better rehabilitation potential and the road to recovery eased. In this way further amputations can be avoided. It is a significant benefit to be gained.
These Stories Speak for Themselves: Testimonials
I'm Nathalie Haaf from Maracay in Venezuela. I just want to thank you and let you know about my father's health condition since he started taking your wonderful formula three months ago.
First of all, my dad got very sick last December due to his diabetes. Sores in his both feet got pretty bad, he had to stop working because he couldn't stand or walk properly anymore. His previous doctor for about 8 years didn't want to treat him anymore. He kept telling my father that he needed an amputation on his left foot and that he couldn't do anything else for him except that.
After that my dad stopped seeing his doctor and spent the last 3 weeks of December practically without a proper treatment for his serious condition. On that moment, searching on Google, I discovered your formula - some kind of miracle medicine to save my dad's feet and life.
My father started taking your medicine early February this year. It was our only hope to save his feet and to restore his health. He was extremely weak and feeling down, and his sugar levels were pretty high as well. His immune system was also very low.
I must say that within 2 weeks of taking the magic formula, my dad started to feel more energetic and his sugar levels began to get normal again. The skin on his left foot started to get clear around his toes, which certainly had a black/violet color. He even decided to go back to his work where he does lots of walking.
So far my dad has taken 3 containers of the Clear G formula and both of his feet are doing so much better. The skin is turning pink and is softer - not dry and black as it was 5 months ago, and the big sore he had on his right foot is getting smaller each day.
His doctor is amazed by how good my father's condition is evolving, but he still doesn't believe as much in the formula as we do.
Today, I just want to thank you on behalf of my dad and my family for sending us your magical formula. I wanted to e-mail you my feedback earlier, but I've been busy and I've had issues with my internet and computer.
I don't have the pictures of my dad's feet right now. The bad news is that he suffered an injury in his left foot while walking weeks ago and he's wearing a cast now which will probably be removed tomorrow. So once the cast is gone I'll take some pics to send you.
Besides all this, I would like to say that, truly, without your formula my dad wouldn't be here today with us or, at least, with his both feet and 10 toes.
Also, my homeopathic doctor Peggy Ojeda, who treats my hypothyroidism, is interested on your formula and would like to start using it here in Maracay with her patients.
We are so grateful to you, Andrew. Thank you so very much, miracles do exist!!
* The testimonial above is a true, documented story. It has been reviewed by Full of Health Inc., however, it is the sole opinion of the listed individual.
I contacted you last year in early December about my father's condition.
He had undergone 2 different surgeries on his right foot: one to remove the 2 outside toes, and then a year later the 3 middle toes. At that time, they also did a bypass and thought my father would be OK.
He had tried IV chelation a few years ago, and I think that helped him some. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to continue the treatments.
Early December, when gangrene in his right foot set in, my father was getting ready to die. The only option he was given by the doctors was below the knee amputation without any guarantee of success. He turned that down. The surgeon had also told my father that basically all his arteries below his knee were “just hanging there like strings.”
I had read enough even then to know that without treating the underlying problem, at best everything being done was no more than putting a band-aid on a huge problem.
Fortunately, as I was looking for information on managing the pain for gangrene, I ran across your website.
Today, he is still walking OK and there is no smell (only 2 months after the gangrene began to set in). He is relatively pain free and hopeful that he has some time left (he says he is too ornery to die).
When I first spoke with you, you said there was perhaps a 50/50 chance that your Formula would help my father, so he agreed to try it.
As far as I am concerned, if not for your product, he may not have made his 80th birthday earlier this month, or if he had, I don’t think he would have been as relatively pain free and in a good condition as he was.
When I ask him, he comments that he is sleeping well at night, without foot pain waking him up. I know when his toes were gangrenous and pain at night was a big problem for him.
My sister, who does not see him as frequently as I do, also commented that his color was looking better than it has in a long time.
Thank you for your product. I believe that it is responsible for giving my father some additional time with good quality.
I have attached a picture of his foot from the bottom. While I am certainly no expert, it seems to me that the foot is healing. I was even able to remove a large section of dead skin off of the top of the foot this morning and underneath the skin seemed pink and healthy.
I am so thankful for this Formula and plan to share the results my father has had with the podiatrist he had been working with. He works with many diabetic patients and is open to alternative therapies. He might find this interesting.
Thank you again. I'll let you know how things go in the upcoming months.
I just wanted to let you know that my dad's foot now appears to be TOTALLY healed.
The 'scab' came off about a week or so ago and the tissue is healthier than it has looked in years.
Here are the pictures of his foot as it is now.
I took my father to see his podiatrist last week and he was very happy to see the condition of my father's foot. I brought him an empty jar of your formula.
This doctor works with a lot of diabetic patients, perhaps he can steer others your way if they develop gangrene.
Thank you again for the work you have done to create this product!
P.S. Finding your formula was a specific answer to a specific prayer...
* The testimonial above is a true, documented story. It has been reviewed by Full of Health Inc., however, it is the sole opinion of the listed individual.
With no doubt, development of diabetic foot gangrene - to a great extent - is related to what you eat and how often you move.
Frequently, unhealthy lifestyle - faulty diet and physical inactivity - contribute to the production of degenerative changes in the body. Poorly controlled blood sugar is able to scar and destroy the blood vessels and the body organs.
As opposed to medical procedures, the nutritional method of controlling foot or leg gangrene is something you can do on your own and get results - if
you have courage, good will and persistence, and
are not afraid to take your health into your own hands.
At Full of Health, we are sure that the nutritional approach to gangrene - so simple that, at first, its simplicity makes you difficult to believe - will do as much for you as it has done for our clients and customers.
If other people have benefited from our Gangrene Clear-G Formula, you, or someone you know or hold dear, can benefit as well.