One major complication of diabetes is poor circulation to the feet. This can also lead to wounds or non-healing bruises and makes the diabetic at a higher risk of infection.
ULCERS AND PREVENTIVE CARE DIABETIC
Although diabetes is a chronic condition, it doesn’t have to slow you down and keep you from enjoying life.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have been managing your condition for years, you can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle by following simple guidelines for foot care and proper footwear.
One of the common complications of diabetes is neuropathy or loss of feeling in the feet or legs.
This condition happens when high blood sugar damages the blood vessels that lead to your nerves, affecting their ability to feel the sensation.
If you have neuropathy, you may not be aware of friction from poorly fitting shoes that can cause blisters or small injuries to the toes or foot.
If a pebble is in your shoe, as an example, you may not feel subsequent irritation, allowing it to develop into a blister or sore.
Then, If left untreated these minor problems can turn into more serious diabetic foot ulcers. If infected, they can lead to amputations of the toes, foot, or leg.
DECREASED BLOOD FLOW
Adults with diabetes may also experience decreased blood flow throughout their body, making it harder to fight infections.
As a result, wounds take longer to heal and can quickly advance to a more serious medical condition.
Many foot issues can be addressed and resolved- the key is catching them early.
Because of the connection between foot ulcers and amputation, medical experts agree a key to optimal foot health is to avoid blisters and ulcers.
The use of proper footwear, regular exams, and preventative foot care reduced amputation among people with diabetes by 50%.
Protect your feet with orthopedic/therapeutic footwear!
DTF is specifically designed to meet the following therapeutic standards:
–Protective, seamless lining made of leather or soft fabric and padded foam to help you avoid irritation
–Extra-depth in the toe area. Ample room for your toes to feel comfortable and not crowded
–Stretchable and non-binding uppers. Some shoes have micro-fiber elastic material to stretch to the unique shape of your feet.
–Ergonomic sole. Uniquely designed rocker outsole works with your foot’s biomechanics to naturally propel you forward as you move.
–Flat footbed. Eliminates pressure on your toes and keeps your feet relaxed in a natural position, also allows orthotics and inserts to lay flat and fit in your shoe properly
When you wear therapeutic footwear, please keep the following tips in mind:
–Fitting shoes properly is an art, not a science; seek the help of professionals.
–Break-in new shoes slowly- wear them one to two hours each day for a couple of weeks and check your feet for redness, blisters, or swelling.
–Before you put on your shoes, look inside for foreign objects or torn lining.
–Always wear stocking or socks to avoid blisters and sores.
We have the best athletic, casual, dressy designs, walking styles of men’s and women’s in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country.
We have the length and the widths and were proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s and Men’s Wide Shoes.”
Any person that needs a proper fitting width needs to know that the shoes need and that is an extension on the sole of the shoe to properly house their foot with no hangover with their feet to the shoe.
What is meant that every width, with us (in a good percentage of our shoes), has two widths wider at the outsole of the shoe?
So if you need a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width.
So again no hangover for your feet and a perfect base for your feet to have all the support and balance that is needed.
We have introduced orthopedic/ therapeutic construction with a comfortable style shoe.
With added upper support and our FREE sets of inserts, we have developed a winning concept.
Style, support, and comfort all in one shoe – what a great combination.
We have available widths unheard of in the shoe world.
Do your feet hurt? Have you never had a properly fitting shoe?
Or have you searched and searched to find the proper width to fit you?
Then YOU NEED US!
Yes, we, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly-fitted footwear.
Then, we can provide “wide widths” – 2E to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “oversizes” – 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 Orthopedic//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.
If you are having problems with your feet please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone at 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 that you have ever had in any of your shoes before.” Guaranteed!
Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 | firstname.lastname@example.org
DTFootwear.com Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.
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