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Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.
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Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.
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Patient discussion about wear

Q. Why should people with diabetes wear shoes all the time? Earlier today I read an article about shoes and the different problems with different kinds of shoes. I can't find it anymore, which is why I didn't post the link. But in the article, it said that someone with diabetes or would likely eventually get diabetes should never go without shoes; whether inside or outside their house. Why would that be?

A. Many people with diabetes have decreased circulation, which means slower healing time. Adding to this, many also have neuropathy (nerve damage) in their feet. I have seen many diabetics that have decreased sensation in their feet and didn't even know it. If you can't feel it when you injure your foot, and it doesn't heal, it can lead to infection and amputation. Shoes protect feet from injury, that is why we recommend wearing them at all times. For this reason, it is also recommended that diabetics inspect their feet each day.
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After the experimental researches, the martensitic structure of the hardened steels by quenching has a high wear resistance.
Series 247 provides a high-gloss finish and Series 248 contains an aluminum oxide additive that improves wear resistance and creates a satin appearance to help minimize glare and hide areas of heavy traffic.