November is NaNoBloMo (National November Blog Month) and the challenge is to write one blog entry per day. I contribute to 4 other blogs, so I will have to paste them here, but this page will be devoted to NaNoBloMo and diabetes awareness. This one is about my complications. I have Charcot foot. The bones in my feet are crumbling and the pictures above show our attempts to stabilize my feet. I had the pretty boot on my left foot for several months, twice in three years, with the ankle foot orthotic in the middle picture being a more permanent fixture in my life. The right foot just decided to join the left. I hope this doesn’t make the left foot flare up again. I don’t mean for this to be a whining blog. I do mean to provide a little information on what tends to be an invisible disease. People still die from diabetes and its complications. People with diabetes are at a greater risk than the general population for blindness, glaucoma, peripheral artery disease, heart disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, kidney disease and neuropathy. I’m sure there are other complications I’ve missed. I will be back tomorrow with more information on diabetes.