Billie Jean King: a blog from her about Diabetes and her concept of nutrition and how she handles this topic personally.
Her topic “Diabetes Has Met its Match” when it comes to Billy Jean
I read a very interesting blog from Billy Jean King the other day, and because I received a full college scholarship for playing tennis, she is one person I’ve always admired. Additionally, she is the founder of Women’s Sports Foundation which is another reason why I respect her off the court as well.
For those who may not have seen this article, the following are some of her statements about nutrition and diabetes. “When I have diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about three years ago, I was presented with a challenge, and like many athletes I wanted a total plan, taking in body, mind, and soul. How was I going to beat this opponent?”
“I knew it would take a combination of diet and exercise to get my diabetes under control. The last 12 months have been challenging as I have just had a double knee replacement and being away from my normal exercise routine presented an entirely new set of challenges and taught me to modify things to fit the situation. Now that I’m back 100%, I’m hitting tennis balls, back at the gym and for the first time in a long time, I take frequent walks in Central Park.”
“For me, managing my diabetes has been all about making smart food choices without depriving myself of the foods I Love.”
“So, whether you have diabetes or you’re trying to prevent it, I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect before you sit down for your next meal”.
Billy Jean is 100% correct in that exercise and nutrition are major elements in aiding you to control diabetes and avoiding this disease altogether.
There are additional means available to help in controlling your disease when it comes to caring for your feet. The proper footwear is the most important control factor and, please, no comfort shoes, but rather a shoe that is therapeutic footwear with an added feature of comfort. Type “Shoes Diabetic” and/or “Shoes for Diabetic” into your browser and learn what they are all about. I want you to try a Heat Customize Moldable Plastazote Insert that will add circulation to your body system, added balance for your gait, and support that is needed for everyday walking or running.
We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the 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 a properly fitted width needs to 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 6E width, we’ll have an 8E 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.
A comfort shoe is not always a therapeutic shoe. And also keep in mid 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 of our styles by going to our site dtfootwear.com
We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. 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.
I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!
We have a saying, in our company … “try us and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance than you have ever had before with any of your shoes.” Guaranteed!