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Have you heard of Tere’s inspiring diabetic story?

“My Doctor told me I have less than a year to live if I won’t let them amputate my leg, but I didn’t let them . . . here’s how I am still alive now!”

 

When doctors initially told 60-year-old Theresa “Tere” Schaufer that she had diabetes, she went into denial for 20 years.

“I was diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago, and only when my doctor told me that they needed to cut my leg, did I realize that my diabetes was serious,” she says.

A major contributing factor

“Doctors told me the only way to survive this fight was to amputate my leg,” Schaufer says.  

 

She acknowledges that she had lived an unhealthy lifestyle for many years. Working in a restaurant as a cashier, she did very little exercise, ate fast food and drank sodas on a regular basis.

“If the doctor tells you you’re a diabetic, don’t ignore it. You have to know why foot care is important for someone with diabetes. Don’t get to where I am. The sooner you accept things, the better it is for your health.”

Only after her doctor advised amputation did she realize the seriousness of her situation. Schaufer’s lifestyle had a hugely negative impact on controlling her diabetes

 

It was very painful!

Schaufer had puss from underneath her foot and necrotic toe. “After the doctor examined my foot, it was like decaying,” she says. “I couldn’t handle the pain. It was excruciating!” She was given less than a year to live because of her poor lifestyle.

 

I started to accept the situation.

Schaufer finally accepted her fate as a diabetic after the doctor told her that her leg would have to be amputated.

 

“I saw it coming. The pain was terrible. I could no longer handle it. At this point I was prepared; whatever came had to be.”

 

Unexpected turn of events

“I was browsing a support page I found on the web and read about a colleague’s experience with the microcirculation therapy she had tried. She noted that it had an amazing effect on her diabetic foot ulcer,” Schaufer says.

 

Right there on the support page, the woman raved, “There is this new technology you can buy online, D’OXYVA, which was voted one of the Top 10 Diabetes Care Solution Providers 2018! I didn’t have to amputate my leg because of this amazing product. In just four weeks, I can see my diabetic foot ulcer improving!”

 

“I read these words, and it gave me the hope I’d been praying for,” noted Schaufer.

She only had a month before her scheduled amputation, and without hesitation, she used the remaining days to try out D’OXYVA. She ordered the product online and closely collaborated with their in-house support.

 

“I was under D’OXYVA therapy for one month, taking it twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed as advised. It was very easy to use and non-invasive. In the first few days, I was skeptical as I wasn’t seeing any improvements, but I continued anyway and followed their suggested therapy guide,” Schaufer explains.

Thankful for D’OXYVA

When it was time for her to go back to her doctor and give her consent to amputate, her doctor was shocked to see her leg.

“What happened?” Those were the exact words my doctor asked upon seeing my leg after only a month. “Your wounds seemed to be healing from the inside,” my doctor said.

After a thorough check-up and the usual diagnostic check of my foot’s PI (perfusion index), he said the words that I never expected to hear. “We don’t need to amputate your leg anymore, but you need to continue whatever you’ve been doing for the past month.”

I then introduced him to D’OXYVA, and he was amazed by how this product had saved me.

 



Helping others

“I’m on my third month of D’OXYVA therapy, and it does amazing things for my health! I don’t think I have thanked D’OXYVA enough for this chance to live longer. I wouldn’t have the outlook on life that I have now,” Schaufer continues cheerfully. 
  

She is now also leading a healthy life. “This changed how I live my life, and I will continue sharing my experience as much as I can to help others.”

 

Schaufer often spends time with other “to-be-amputees” struggling to deal with their situation. “God gave me my situation to help others,” she maintains.

One of the ladies she counselled remarked how Schaufer had helped her tremendously. “She told me that I gave her her life back,” Schaufer says, breaking into tears.

“I’m in a way thankful for what I have been through with my diabetes because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength and my ability to help others.”

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Foot blood flow, polyneuropathy and foot ulceration in diabetes mellitus.

Corbin DO1, Young RJ, Morrison DC, Hoskins P, McDicken WN, Housley E, Clarke BF.
Peripheral Vascular Clinic, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland.


Comparable groups of diabetic patients asymptomatic of neuropathy (Group A), with chronic painful polyneuropathy (Group B) and painless polyneuropathy causing recurrent foot ulceration (Group C) were studied for differences in pedal blood flow, peripheral somatic and autonomic neuropathy and vascular calcification.

Blood flow abnormalities detected by doppler waveform analysis and consistent with reduced peripheral vascular resistance were found in all three diabetic patient groups. The abnormalities were of similar severity in Groups A and B but generally more marked in Group C. Test results of peripheral somatic nerve function became progressively more abnormal from Group A to Group C. Autonomic neuropathy was equally severe in Groups B and C, although mild abnormalities were recorded in diabetic patients asymptomatic of neuropathy.

A similar pattern was seen for vascular calcification in the tarsal and metatarsal arteries: marked in both neuropathic groups (B and C) but mild in Group A. It was concluded that abnormal blood flow consistent with reduced peripheral vascular resistance is very common in the feet of diabetic patients, whether or not they are symptomatic of neuropathy, and is most severe in those with chronic painless polyneuropathy and recurrent foot ulceration. No clear relationship was found between autonomic nerve dysfunction and the degree of blood flow abnormality.

HOW CAN D’OXYVA HELP?

Clinical studies with D’OXYVA®  (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) have shown extraordinary results for the role of transdermal noninvasive wound care and significant improvement of blood flow using ultra-purified, nontoxic, FDA-cleared molecules, such as CO2especially when all other approaches failed.

In an ongoing multiyear, multi-country, multicenter, randomized clinical trial on patients with diabetic foot ulcers, D’OXYVA has demonstrated speeding up diabetic wound healing and ultimately wound closure to an average of 5 weeks**.

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Circularity Healthcare Named “Company of the Year” – Top 10 Diabetes Care Solution Providers 2018

Circularity Healthcare Named “Company of the Year” – Top 10 Diabetes Care Solution Providers 2018

BREAKING NEW GROUNDS IN DIABETES CARE

According to the American Diabetes Association, millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. No type of diabetes is curable yet; however, it is a very treatable disease, and no matter how frightening, annoying, and frustrating it can be, people with diabetes can live long, healthy, and happy lives. Our goal is to provide you the information, tools, and resources to help make that happen.

In a recent statistics report from CDC National Diabetes Statistics, diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

With numerous methods on the market for managing and treating diabetes, there is one product that is a cut above the others when it comes to diabetes care–D’OXYVA by Circularity Healthcare. Setting a new paradigm in health science, D’OXYVA is a truly unique technology at its core, a first-of-its-kind biotech solution clinically validated to significantly lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular complications.

Circularity Healthcare was recently selected for the list of Top 10 Diabetes Care Solution Providers of 2018 in the upcoming November Diabetes Carespecial edition of MedTech Outlook magazine after receiving more than 270 unique nominations from more than 39,000 qualified print and 66,000 qualified digital subscribers. The magazine does not rank the top ten providers; it lists them in alphabetical order on a full page. In addition, the magazine will run a featured article on Circularity and its D’OXYVA product line in the same special edition this November.

The future holds favorable prospects for Circularity Healthcare. They are expecting continued commercial growth with D’OXYVA, with other major announcements to follow shortly in multiple leading media outlets in the US and around the world as Circularity’s global marketing and PR campaign based on years of yetunpublished highly successful clinical evidence unfolds in the coming weeks and months.

At the end of it all, D’OXYVA is indeed a revolutionary and a much-needed step toward a powerful and safe diabetes care solution that is adding immeasurable value to health outcomes.

December 2018 digital issue of MedTech Outlook: https://www.medicaltechoutlook.com/magazines/December2018/Diabetes_Care 

ABOUT D’OXYVA

Clinical studies with D’OXYVA®  (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) have shown extraordinary results for the role of transdermal noninvasive wound care using ultra-purified, nontoxic, FDA-cleared molecules, such as CO2especially when all other approaches failed.

In an ongoing multiyear, multi-country, multicenter, randomized clinical trial on patients with diabetic foot ulcers, D’OXYVA has demonstrated speeding up diabetic wound healing and ultimately wound closure to an average of 5 weeks**.

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Why foot care is important for someone with diabetes?

diabetes, foot care

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other problems if it is not controlled.

One serious complication with diabetes is foot ulcers. Those with diabetes commonly develop nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy which leaves them unable to feel their feet properly. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to poor circulation and an impaired immune system. These factors all combine to make it difficult for wounds, like foot ulcers, to heal.

“Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputation,” said Dr. Leon Reber, DPM, a foot and ankle physician in St. George. “About 85% of non-traumatic amputations begin with a diabetic foot ulcer. Many of those amputations could have been prevented with proper foot care. Educating those with diabetes and pre-diabetes is very important.”

The leading cause of foot ulcers is neuropathy, or nerve damage. Neuropathy leaves people unable to feel their feet. According to Reber, “feeling pain is a gift when it comes to feet.” Any unnoticed rubbing, blistering, or injury to the foot may become infected and put the foot at risk for more serious complications.

Reber gave five great suggestions on how to properly care for feet, especially the feet of those with diabetes and neuropathy.

  1. Keep blood sugar levels and diabetes under control. Exercise and walk regularly, eat healthily, and stop smoking. “Smoking can lead to a decrease in circulation to the feet,” Reber said. “Decreased circulation makes wounds to the feet harder to heal.”
  2. Inspect both feet every day. “Seeing the bottom of your feet may be difficult, so use a mirror or enlist the help of a friend or spouse,” said Reber. “Any visibly red, blistered, burned, swollen, or injured areas should be seen promptly by a medical professional.”
  3. Wear well-fitting shoes and socks and avoid going barefoot. “Ill-fitting shoes along with other feet issues such as hammer toes, bunions, and heel spurs can lead to blisters that can become infected,” Reber said. “When you can’t feel pain in your feet, don’t walk barefoot outside or test bath water temperatures with your foot to avoid burns and or frostbite.”
  4. Wash feet with soap and water and moisturize every day. “Be sure to dry between your toes really well,” said Reber. “Moisture between the toes can cause the skin to break down allowing bacteria to enter. Likewise, when moisturizing feet to prevent cracks or callouses, try not to get lotion and added moisture between the toes.”
  5. Be careful when trimming toenails. “Accidentally cutting the skin while clipping toenails or developing an ingrown toenail can be disastrous for those who have neuropathy,” Reber said. “Consider having nails trimmed regularly by a doctor or other professional.”

If a wound or ulcer does occur, seek medical attention. A podiatrist, or foot doctor, can help the wound heal, prevent infection, or treat infection if necessary. Trimming away unhealthy skin, offloading — or taking pressure off the wound — are best left to professionals.

“If you observe any wound to the foot and are diabetic please come in right away,” Reber said. “There are many good treatment options. If we can heal the wound before it becomes infected, so many complications can be avoided. Seeing a podiatrist regularly is a great way for everyone to take good care of their feet.”

Reference: https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2018/11/15/live-well-dr-leon-reber-diabetes-and-foot-health/2012397002/

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

Clinical studies with D’OXYVA®  (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) have shown extraordinary results for the role of transdermal noninvasive wound care using ultra-purified, nontoxic, FDA-cleared molecules, such as CO2especially when all other approaches failed.

In an ongoing multiyear, multi-country, multicenter, randomized clinical trial on patients with diabetic foot ulcers, D’OXYVA has demonstrated speeding up diabetic wound healing and ultimately wound closure to an average of 5 weeks**.