Heart of the Valley: Importance of limb care for diabetes patients
We're now in the final days of our Heart of the Valley campaign, focused on diabetes awareness.
It's a condition that's very prevalent in the Valley. In fact, one in three people in our area is living with diabetes.
For a look at free diabetes screenings throughout the Valley during the month of April, visit our Heart of the Valley Diabetes page.
As part of our Heart of the Valley campaign, diabetes patient Gabriel Ruiz shares his story of recovery after losing part of his foot.
Now, he's warning others not to ignore the seriousness of the disease.
"People live their lives. They put it to the back of their mind, 'Out of sight, out of mind.' They don't want to deal with it," Ruiz said. "And it creeps up its head, punches you in the face and if it doesn't kill you, it's going to strangle you slowly."
Watch the video above for the full story.