Control diabetes with weight loss and wear proper footwear


Mr. Jerry Mathers controls his Diabetes through weight loss.

He was a great child actor and was one of the key elements of the “Leave it to Beaver” show from 1957 to 1963. It was one of a few shows that illustrated the importance of family values in America. It was a classic series that I watched all the time, and, yes, this shows my age, but I’m very proud of those early years.  I just read an article about Jerry, and I want to share how he developed a plan to be successful in controlling his diabetes.

A friend of Jerry’s, who happened to be a doctor, took note of the weight he’d gained in early in 1997. The doctor had him take a physical examination after which he discovered that his blood sugar was in excess of 500 mg/dl, and his blood pressure was around 160 over 130 mmHG. He was told that he was on a collision course with death because of his condition. For the next three to five months, he tried everything; he weighed 230 pounds and had a 44” waist size. Jerry was not too concerned about the Type 2 diabetes and though he did not eat breakfast and ate a small lunch and a little more at dinner, nothing worked. A friend introduced Jerry to Jenny Craig and with their program and exercising he was able to lose 50 pounds. His waist decreased from 44” to 32” in four months. Jerry’s blood sugar was stable at 120 mg/dl and he has been taken off all oral type 2 medications.
Great job Jerry, and we all can do the same if we have the desire, drive, and understanding for the need to help control our diabetes.

I wish Jerry could experience wearing our therapeutic/comfort footwear while he is working, exercising and during his leisure time. Our products could do so much to help his feet be and feel healthier. We may not be able to help Jerry Mathers but I am hopeful that we will be given the opportunity to help those who are reading this blog.

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 proper inserts to keep diabetes out of your feet is important. 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 problems 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 diabetics or people with major foot problems, but that is not always the case. Off-loading requires three elements – corrections, added support and developing added circulation, to keep this disease out of your feet.

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 proper fitting width must understand that the shoes must have an extension on the sole to properly contain the foot without the foot hanging over the shoe. What that means is 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 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 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

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!

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