How does this relate to orthotics?
We help manage the complications of diabetes
Many of the patients we see at Custom Orthotic Design Group Ltd. have diabetes and are in fact, referred to us to treat and help manage the complications of diabetes.
The high levels of sugar in the body cause damage to the nerves of the body. There are many different types of nerves in our bodies including motor, sensory and autonomic. Motor nerves send messages to the muscles to cause movement such as walking or wiggling a toe. Sensory nerves tell us if something is touching or hurting us and where our body parts are in relation to each other (proprioception).
Autonomic nerves are responsible for changes to our blood flow, temperature causing us to blush and sweat. When any of the nerves are impaired (neuropathy), our body does not work as it is supposed to.