Diabetes Can Knock You Off Your Feet

Posted by Amanda Hehr

Orpyx is thrilled to announce the launch of the 'Diabetes Can Knock You Off Your Feet' campaign! Our goal is to raise awareness about diabetes and its associated complications, specifically diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy causes a loss of feeling in the feet and lower legs, where the nerves are damaged from high blood sugar levels. When minor injuries such as cuts, calluses and blisters occur, the numbness may cause them to go unnoticed leading to ulcers and even surgical amputation. Our technology hopes to address this problem by offering people with diabetic neuropathy the ability to feel their feet again and ultimately, provide an early warning system to alert them about dangerous plantar pressure so they can modify their behaviour in order to avoid these devastating complications.

The first element of our campaign includes an informational infographic poster that frames the prevalence of the issue, then goes on to describe the current best practices for the care and management of the diabetic foot. Click here to view the poster in a larger format.

We also developed a compelling video infographic that we hope will reach as many people as possible through social media, diabetes blogs and sharing! If you're interested in being the first to know when our device will be commercially available, sign up for our presale list and we'll keep you in the loop. Please let us know your thoughts on the video and pass it on!


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