With a diabetic feet, a wound no more than a blister from putting on a shoe that is too tight can lead to a major crisis if undetected. Many diabetics experience a reduction in blood flow; injuries tend to be slow to heal therefore. If a blister is not curing it’s at risk for disease. As a diabetic, contamination may spread quickly with small warning. AOFAS member Michael S. Pinzur, MD, Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, former chair of the AOFAS Diabetes Committee, and associate editor of the FootForum which shows up regular in the Society’s scientific journal, ‘Feet & Ankle International ,’ supplies the following advice: ‘It really is essential that diabetics inspect their foot daily, as foot infection is the leading reason behind hospitalization for diabetic people in america.Selling, general and administrative expenses were $1.0 million, or 16 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2014, in comparison to $1.3 million, or 16 percent of sales, in the same period in 2013. The Organization's study and development expense was $1.9 million in the next quarter of 2014, compared to $0.9 million in the same period this past year. The upsurge in R&D expense was mainly because of the costs linked to testing of the new creation lines and the payment timetable per milestone mentioned in the agreements. Our bad debt expenditures were $8.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $4.8 million in the same period in 2013.