You may wonder, “What in the world does this man know about type 2 diabetes (T2D) and toe injuries?” Well, I have had a very lengthy and lived experience with T2D. I was diagnosed 19 years ago, and I was very likely one of the worst patients with T2D ever.
How did I get here? How did it come to this? What is this? This is a problem with my feet that I will battle with for the rest of my life. This is an ongoing wound on my left large toe that a dear friend and I caused nearly 9 years ago that has never completely healed and now causes me to visit the diabetic foot clinic at the local hospital every 2–3 months.
Nearly 8.5 years ago, I did not know that this clinic even existed. I learned this fact, literally, by accident. Actually, it wasn’t an accident; I learned through what some might consider performing a really stupid act … read more