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Siren Diabetic Socks – User Stories: Maggie

January 23, 2018

At Siren, we're so appreciative of our community and users of Siren Diabetic Socks. Today, we're highlighting our first user story featuring Maggie. Maggie is one of the early users of Siren Diabetic Socks, and we're so appreciative that she's taken the time to share her story and experience with our socks. Please let us know in the comments below if you'd like to see more stories like this, or if you want to share your diabetes and neuropathy journey with the community.

Facts About Maggie

Location: Ohio
Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes, Known for 27 years
Neuropathy: Diagnosed probably about 6 1/2.

"As far as I can remember, my body decided to go bananas after my son was born. When I was in labor with him there were some complications with him and myself. I believe something to do with the complications may have had some sort of impact on my neuropathy along with my blood sugar not being under perfect control."

Diabetes and Neuropathy

How did you first find out you had neuropathy?

"I honestly don't remember, I believe I noticed the pain and my doctor informed me that it was neuropathy which is a common occurrence with diabetics that have had years of uncontrolled blood sugar."

What are the symptoms that you’re currently having as a result of neuropathy?

"Pain most of the time. Especially bad at night time when I am trying to go to sleep, so I am usually up late due to this. It's just an annoying pain that is hard to describe. Many people don't understand the pain that I deal with every single day. I have balance issues at times. Just recently I went to a football game with some family. Where we parked we had a bit of a walk to the stadium. At one point I went to step up on a curb and my balance went a little wonky and I ended up falling. My legs felt like they were going to give out on me when we were walking back to our vehicle after that game. It was all I could do to make it to our car. This feeling makes me feel like I am in danger at times and that my legs and balance will fail me at any time."

Why is foot care so important for people with diabetes and neuropathy?

"Because if it goes unnoticed and untreated it can get really bad and you could eventually lose toes and or your feet in totality."

What’s the best piece of advice you have for someone who has diabetes and just found out they have Neuropathy?

"Don't wait go to a podiatrist and an endocrinologist as soon as possible and following their instructions to the letter."

Is there anything else you’d like to share or think people with diabetes and neuropathy should know?

"Don't take something as simple as your feet and your health for granted. Because in a blink of an eye things can so south really fast."

Diabetic Foot

What are your biggest concerns when it comes to your feet?

"That at some point I will lose my feeling in my feet and that I may lose my feet totally. I know that i still need to work on certain things that make a big impact on my feet."

Why do you think it’s so important that people with diabetes and neuropathy wear socks everyday?

"To help protect your feet and for the support that they provide. I honestly wear socks everyday all day. I feel like I can't manage if I don't have socks on. My feet don't seem to like not having the support that some sort of sock provides."

What do you do daily to take care of your feet?

"I check them daily and try to keep them clean and in fresh socks. Even though its hard to find socks that are not tight on my feet. I have some that work pretty well on my feet that I bought at the store but they won't stay on my feet. They slide off which is annoying."

Siren Diabetic Socks

What makes you so excited about Siren Diabetic Socks?

"They are extremely soft and comfy. The fact that they provide information about the temperature of my feet and can notify me of any issues as soon as they appear."

How do Siren Diabetic Socks feel?

"So totally soft and snugly. Even my six year old son thinks they are soft and wanted to wear them. I had to explain they are special socks."

What are your overall initial impressions of Siren Diabetic Socks?

"That they are really cool and that it's amazing that a pair of socks can monitor something as simple as the temperature of my feet."

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Siren Diabetic Socks are specifically designed to help people with diabetes and/or neuropathy. By wearing our socks every day, we provide you with insights into the health of your feet. We use clinically proven technology, temperature monitoring, to monitor the temperature of your feet continuously. When there's an increase in temperature, that's a sign of inflammation. We alert you to the problem, so that you can see your doctor and take the proper course of action.

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Read another user story: Siren Diabetic Socks - User Stories: Shunta

 

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