Diabetic Neuropathy (also known as Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Feet) is characterized by nerve damage to the hands and feet (the peripheral nervous system) of diabetics. While there are many different causes of peripheral neuropathy, the most common cause is diabetes. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include pain, tingling, weakness, numbness and increased sensitivity in your hands and feet.
The problem with treatments such as painkillers and localized cortisone injections for treating diabetic neuropathy is that they only mask the pain. They don't do anything to treat the condition itself. There are also serious dangers associated with these treatments. While there is no cure for diabetic neuropathy, there are steps you can take to reduce your symptoms and prevent further nerve damage:
In order to improve your blood flow, we recommend a combination of physical therapy and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) treatments. Physical therapy helps to improve strength and mobility through movement, which will promote blood flow to the affected area(s). BFST® Wraps stimulate blood flow while the body is at rest, allowing you to bring additional blood flow to your peripheral nerves without risking further damage. These two treatments together will result in optimum blood flow, which greatly benefits the circulatory system.
Since people with diabetic neuropathy often lose feeling in their hands and feet and/or become sensitive to hot and/or cold, it's advised that you only use the BFST® Wrap if you aren't experiencing any of these symptoms. However, you will still benefit from physical therapy.
For optimal results, try to do your BFST® treatments when you will be in a period of controlled glucose levels (between 4-10 mmol/l or 70-180 mg/dl). Test your blood glucose levels before each BFST® treatment and again 1 hour after treatment. If your blood glucose has gone below 4 mmol/l (70 mg/dl) or above 10 mmol/l (180 mg/dl) in the hour since your BFST® treatment, do your best to regulate it again. This will ensure optimal glucose levels during the effective period of the BFST® treatment. If you feel hypo-symptomatic or hyper-symptomatic during a BFST® treatment, test your blood sugar and treat accordingly.
If you are doing physical therapy, it is recommended that you do a BFST® treatment prior to your appointment. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system and help with your mobility during physio.
BFST® Wraps are electrical medical devices that work using our proprietary Energy Web®. The Energy Web® is specifically designed to conform to the exact shape of the area you're treating. The entire surface of the Energy Web® outputs stimulating and incredibly safe EMR energy. This energy envelops the affected area and easily passes right through your skin and fat. The energy focuses itself deep within the affected area, stimulating blood flow in the underlying tissue (your muscles, tendons and ligaments). With increased circulation comes nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow. Improved blood flow will greatly benefit your circulatory system and provide significant symptomatic relief, which is why BFST® is exactly what you need.
The purchase of every BFST® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge benefit in terms of your treatments and overall recovery. Our Advisors are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to different injuries and conditions. They're also trained extensively on BFST® technology and treatments. One of our Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. They can even help you create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Our Advisors are here to help you through every stage of your recovery. While we will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us any time. Your recovery is very important to us.