Luther Vandross Death: Based on Diabetes?


Luther Vandross Death: Based on Diabetes?

I just read an article about Luther Vandross and I was never aware of his history of weight and diabetic problems. His voice came from Heaven and Nobody had a voice that created so much passion and feeling as he did for so many years. It was unfortunate that this man’s life was cut short at the age of 54.


Here are some clips from this interesting article:

The author stated that Luther’s death was due to his lack of properly controlling his diabetes; another problem he had was controlling his weight that went up and down over a 14-year span. If his career held steady, Vandross health did not. By Luther’s own admission, he was a carb addict who lost and gained more than 100 pounds 14 times – often in the very public eye. As recently as 1998, the six-foot-three singer weighed in at 340 pounds. He suffered a stroke, and the question remains if his eating habits combined with his family history of diabetes were the main reasons for his death? It’s a theory, but it does seem to add up.


The author’s closing statement is “Please folks (especially those of you who are diabetic and/or overweight), take heed of the lessons to learn from Luther’s early death and start managing your sugar better now! That includes exercising, eating well, checking your insulin when necessary and taking your medication.”



Ron Heinlein

Ron Heinlein

CEO of that offers the best footwear found on the internet! GUARANTEE!


I have been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world.

Now to help those people reading this blog who have diabetes or are overweight, please read on! If you’re overweight, it usually means that you will have shoe width problems due to edema.


We, at DTF, have a deep concern for people with diabetes and their need for properly-fitted footwear. 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) 2 E, 3 E, 4 E, 5 E, 6 E, 7 E, 9 E, 10 E, and 14 E in both men and women footwear. Dtfootwear can help those who have difficulty finding “oversizes” – up to 15 in length for Women and up to 20 in length for Men. We can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length for ladies in wider widths and 5 to 6 in Men-style in wider widths. 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.


If you’re a diabetic, please don’t buy the comfortable shoes that are offered to you by most diabetic facilities, but rather select a Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort shoe that has the depth and support required to make your footwear complete. Now let’s add a Customized Moldable Plastazote Insert that we offer FREE when you purchase a pair of shoes from us! They will provide the best support, balance and off-loading for those plantar areas which need to be corrected in the proper manner.


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 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 hangover of your feet and a perfect base to provide all the necessary support and balance.


A comfort shoe is not always an Orthopedic/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


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!



Thank you,






Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 |


 Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.






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