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Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes, and at least 6 out of 10 of them have some kind of nerve damage, called “diabetic neuropathy”, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Nearly one in three people over the age of 40 with diabetes have lost some feeling in their feet, says the ADA. Does a little numbness sound like a minor problem? Actually, it's major. Amputation, having a toe, foot, or lower leg surgically removed is 10 times more likely in people with diabetes.

The nerves in your feet are the longest on your body, and they're often the first to be affected. Nerve pain, numbness, and muscle weakness can also appear in your hips, thighs and buttocks, called proximal neuropathy, making it hard to walk.

This is where New England Emergency Response Systems can help. We have systems that will summon the help of responders you choose when diabetes affects you or creates a disability of any degree.

Don't let a foot problem cause a disaster. Protect yourself with a personal emergency response system.

Signs of Diabetic Neuropathy