When Ran Ma told her parents she was dropping out of her master’s program in business administration to work on a sock prototype for diabetic patients, their reaction wasn’t exactly encouraging … “My dad said, ‘We’re not going to talk until you figure out your life,’ ” says Ma. “I don’t think my parents understood what I was doing.” … continue
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.