Smart socks aim to catch diabetic foot problems early

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — For the millions of Americans living with diabetes, a new tech product offers early warning against the threat of losing a foot or a leg to the disease.


“I have very little sensation on the bottom of my feet,” explained Marc Fairman, who’s type 1 diabetic. Fairman will never take his feet for granted again. In 2012, he developed a foot ulcer that got out of control.


“I sought several opinions — surgeons and podiatrists — and several told me i would probably lose my foot,” he said. For 30 million Americans with diabetes, UCSF surgery professor Michael Conte said it’s a very real danger.


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