Prologue

Time's the king of men;

He's both their parent and he is their grave,

And gives them what he will, not what they crave.

(Pericles, Prince of Tyre, II, iii, William Shakespeare)

Normal Diabetic Foot

Fig. 1 Foot from the UK. This 85-year-old man with type 2 diabetes of 8 years' duration received regular dressings of his ulcerated ischaemic foot for 9 months, but was not referred until extensive gangrene had developed.

Severe Gangrene

Fig. 2 Foot from Ukraine. This 48-year-old man with type 2 diabetes of 12 years' duration trod on a nail and developed severe infection with wet gangrene of the right 5th toe. He had a longstanding neuropathic ulcer of the left foot.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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