Who can participate?

Eligible participants: 

  • are between 18 and 90 years of age

  • use medications/insulin to control diabetes, have a fasting blood sugar level of 7+, or an A1C level of 6.5+

  • have had painful feet from diabetes for over 3 months

  • rates their worst pain as 5/10 or more (see pain scores chart)

  • have a pain score of more than 4/10 (determined by screening survey)

  • are not pregnant or breast-feeding and if less than 45 years old, are using contraceptives

  • do not have open sores in pain-effected areas

  • are not allergic to menthol or mannitol

  • are able and willing to visit one of the required clinics 3 times to have their feet examined, answer questions, and receive the experimental creams