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Accessories: rest of body (eyes, feet, skin, eyes)

Diabetes is a medical condition that you have to take seriously. You can live a good life with it, but it does impose a discipline and you are better off working with it rather than fighting against it. The only person who will get damaged if you don’t try to ‘play by the rules’ is you (and possibly those who care about you). Consider it a house-guest – one you did not invite to stay, but now they’re here, you might as well get along with them.

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) was a 10-year study undertaken from 1983 to 1993 (funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) in order to assess the effects of intensive therapy on the long-term complications of diabetes. The study very clearly showed that intensive management (ie, close control) of insulin-dependent diabetes prevents or slows the development of the long-term complications of diabetes (eye, kidney, and nerve damage caused by diabetes).

If you don’t manage to control your diabetes, you are running the considerable risk of contracting what are referred to as ‘diabetes complications’, but you can do a lot to help yourself but addressing lifestyle issues, and generally looking after yourself.

See the products listed on the left to find out a little more about how to look after your eyes, feet and skin.

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