Living with diabetes requires you to pay special attention to your health and your condition.
Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding diet, exercise and medication.
Keeping your blood sugar (glucose) levels within the recommended range is one of the best things you can do to control your condition and protect your feet.
Over time, high blood sugar can damage nerves in the feet, causing you to lose sensation.
It’s a condition called neuropathy, says podiatrist Robert W. Herpen, DPM, assistant professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia.
Neuropathy can also cause burning, pain, or tingling.
Also, too much sugar in the blood damages arteries, decreasing blood flow to your feet.
“If you have an injury and you’re not able to respond with enough blood flow to handle the infection,” he says.
This could lead to an uncontrolled infection, gangrene, bone infection, or even amputation.
Inspect your feet every day, and seek care early if you do get a foot injury.
Make sure your health care provider checks your feet at least once a year.
Your health care provider should also give you a list and explain the do’s and don’ts of foot care.
Foot Care Quick Tips to Live By with Diabetes
There are many things you can do to keep your feet healthy.
- Take care of your diabetes. Work with your doctor to keep your blood glucose in your target range.
Check your feet every day. Look at your bare feet for red spots, cuts, swelling, and blisters.
- If you cannot see the bottoms of your feet, use a mirror or ask someone for help.
- Be more active. Strive add physical activity to each day; a little goes a long way
- Mandatory, Wear well designed shoes.Proper support, cushion and fit is vital to prevent injury that can start small and grow quickly if you don’t inspect your feet often/ Consider orthotic inserts for better arch surpport, comfort, and balance.
- Important, Wash your feet every day. Dry them carefully, especially between the toes.
Keep your skin soft and smooth. Rub quality skin lotion over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes.
- Please, Inspect and trim your toenails. Check for abnormalities. Trim your toenails straight across and file the edges with an emery board or nail file.
- YES, Wear shoes and socks at all times. Never walk barefoot. Check inside your shoes before wearing them. Make sure the lining is smooth and there are no obstructions.
Protect your feet from hot and cold. Don’t put your feet into hot water. Test water before putting your feet in it just as you would before bathing a baby. Never use hot water bottles, heating pads, or electric blankets. You can burn your feet without realizing it.
- Keep the blood flowing to your feet. Put your feet up when sitting. Wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for 5 minutes, two or three times a day. Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time. Don’t smoke.
Get started now!
Begin taking good care of your feet today. Set a time every day to check your feet.
When should I contact my doctor?
Contact your doctor if you notice any of the following with your feet:
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A bit more information about dtfootwear.com
Health is the number one priority for any person, but especially a person who has diabetes.
Intake of proper food creates better weight control and helps control diabetes.
We want to create the appropriate health for your feet, and all done with proper footwear and proper inserts.
The following information you’ll be reading is what is required to achieve that perfect health for your feet.
Please allow us to get you fitted with the proper footwear, and hopefully, with our help, you will be working your way toward success in keeping this disease out of your feet.
We, at “Shoes for Diabetic” and “Shoes Diabetic,” know that proper footwear for you and the need to have the adequate inserts to keep diabetes out of your feet is essential.
Footwear should be fashionable (and we have that), but the ultimate purpose of the shoe is to control upper support and to off-load any problems that you have on the top of your foot.
If you are experiencing issues with the bottom of your feet, then it is the job of a proper, removable insert to correct them.
Many people believe that it is the shoe that solves all or most of the problems for people with diabetes or people with significant foot problems, but that is not always the case.
Off-loading, requires three elements – corrections, added support, and needed circulation, to keep this disease out of your feet.
Shoes for diabetics should not have inside seams that create irritation.
Secondly, Customized Heat Moldable Plastazote Inserts are necessary.
Beside great support, the other advantages of added off-loading will help you develop better balance for walking or running, and the 2% increase in temperature of the bottom of your feet will aid in developing better circulation to keep the disease out of your feet.
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We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country.
We have the lengths and the hard-to-find widths.
And we’re proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes.”
Anyone who requires an adequately fitted width must understand that the shoes must have an extension on the sole to properly contain their foot without the foot hanging over the shoe.
What that means is that every width (in a higher percentage of our shoes) will be two times wider at the outsole of the shoe.
For example, if you require a 6 E width, we’ll have an 8 E bottom for the base of that width. Therefore, no overhang of your feet and a perfect base to provide all the necessary support and balance.
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Also, be sure to wear proper footwear and use inserts to keep this disease out of your feet.
“Shoes for Diabetic” and “Shoes Diabetic” will teach you the many advantages of proper footwear and why Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort shoes are the only way to ensure a successful fit and the comfort you want.
A comfort shoe is not always an Orthopedic/Therapeutic shoe.
Also, keep in mind that a comfort shoe often has very little midsection support.
The lack of midsection support allows the feet to move forward and laterally at the same time.
These combined movements will increase stress to your feet. Please view all our styles by going to our site dtfootwear.com
We can provide 15 different widths for Men and Ladies. 4 A (Slender for Ladies), 2 A (Narrow for Ladies), B (Narrow for Men and Medium for Ladies) D ( Medium for Men and Wide for Ladies).
Dtfootwear can help those who have difficulty finding “oversizes” – up to 15 in length for Women and up to 20 in length for Men.
In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear, we are offering a FREE GIFT to you!
With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance, and stability every time you wear your shoes.
What does it mean, to dtfootwear, to have as many people in the world to have Healthy Happy Feet?
Well, here is one crucial concept that we believe in immensely:
To see as many people as possible have “HEALTH HAPPY FEET” forever all over the world.
The nurses – styles, for ladies and styles, for men – heard and seen the smiles, the faces of happy clients, and the God Bless you, etc. all the time, and we have had a 98 percent satisfaction rating with our service and products.
Now, we are working on having one of the top footwear lines on the internet. Dealing with widths, lengths, sizing, fitting, major support issues, up to 3 sets of Heat Customized Moldable Over the counter Inserts and the only website that will give up to 3 sets of these inserts FREE.
This video explains our reasons for Healthy Happy Feet as well
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Been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world.
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