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High Altitude Mountaineer Will Cross Joins Tender's HealthiFeet Team to Raise Awareness On Foot Care for People Battling Diabetes
Date:11/11/2009

Tender Corp. today announced that it has teamed up with world renowned high altitude mountaineer and adventure athlete Will Cross to help educate the public on the importance of proper foot care for people with diabetes.

Littleton, N.H. (PRWEB) November 11, 2009 -- Tender Corp., a leading manufacturer of over-the-counter topical cream and first aid products designed to enhance consumers’ quality of life, today announced that it has joined forces with world renowned high altitude mountaineer and adventure athlete Will Cross to help educate the public on the importance of proper foot care for people with diabetes.

Diagnosed with Type I diabetes 32 years ago, Cross has not let his condition stop him from amassing an impressive list of accomplishments, which includes successfully climbing the highest peaks -- including Mount Everest –- on all seven continents; walking to both the North and South Poles; and participating in expeditions in Patagonia, Mountains of the Moon and the Sahara Desert.

On all of his adventures, Cross’s diabetes has been a constant companion, forcing him to take extra precautions with his health – especially his feet.

“When I’m on a climb or expedition, I subject my feet to extremely cold temperatures and a lot of wear and tear,” says Cross, adding, “with diabetes I have to make doubly sure that they’re healthy.”

People who have diabetes are often afflicted with serious foot problems, which, if left untreated, can become deadly. Diabetes impairs blood flow to the feet. A loss of normal sensation in the feet can cause sores and ulcers to develop, which can become infected and ultimately require amputation. Poor circulation in the feet of people with diabetes re
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