How To Protect Diabetic Feet

Foot careDiabetes is a dreaded disease, and it does particular damage to the feet. It can happen to anyone, and it’s the leading cause of foot amputation in the United States.

Complications from diabetes can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. What’s worse, when the disease progresses it can end up with neuropathy (loss of sensation) in the feet, which can cause foot injuries and wounds that might be difficult to heal.

The good news: most diabetic foot injuries can be prevented by paying proper attention to foot care, and by wearing shoes that are specially designed to protect the diabetic feet.

More good news: limb amputations have decreased by more than 50 percent in the last 20 years thanks to improved foot care and better awareness.

FUNCTION FEATURES OF DIABETIC SHOES

Extra Depth Design

– Accommodates thick insoles and orthotics
– Offers a loose, comfortable fit.
– Eliminates pressure on the foot.
– Provides extra room for toe movement.

Non-Binding Construction
– Soft upper materials, with no overlays across the bunions and the toe box.
Benefits:
– Eliminates pressure and offers extra protection.

Protective Interior Lining

– Seam-free design
– Soft fabric interior,
– Extra foam padding
Benefits:
– Offers a gentle contact with the foot.
– Eliminates pressure points.
– Provides unsurpassed comfort and protection.

BIOMECHANICAL ORTHOTIC INSOLES

Orthofeet insoles

Benefits:
– Help relieve foot pain
– Reduce pressure on the bottom of the foot
– Provide comfortable arch support
– Enhance comfort and protection

STRETCHABLE UPPERS

Normally used for very sensitive or deformed feet.
Benefits:
– Allow the shoe to conform to the contours of the foot.
– Offer a loose, customized fit.
– Eliminate pressure points on the foot.

PREVENTION STEPS

In addition to proper footwear care, it is highly recommended to practice the following prevention steps:

  • Inspect your feet daily. Look for blisters, cuts, cracks, sores, redness, tenderness or swelling. If you have a sore that does not go away quickly, or any other persistent problems, see your doctor immediately. Have a hard time bending down? Simply place a magnifying mirror on the floor to check the undersides of your feet.
  • Wash your feet every day. All it takes is lukewarm water. Wash them but don’t soak them. Soaking your feet can break down your skin.
  • Make sure you dry your feet after every washing. Be gentle. Don’t leave the skin between your toes wet or moist. Use lubricant only if your skin is dry, but avoid the area between your toes – you don’t want to leave moisture in that area.
  • Trim your toenails straight across. Don’t cut in a rounded shape, which can lead to ingrown toenails. Use an emery board to smooth down the sharp edges of your toenails.
  • Let your healthcare professional remove calluses and foot lesions. Don’t use a nail file, clipper or scissors. Don’t use a chemical wart remover. Take it to your doctor.
  • Don’t go barefoot, even outside. Lack of protection leads to injury. Stubbing or puncturing your toe can lead to serious infections that can be perpetuated by diabetes.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoke damages your blood circulation and reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood, which can affect your feet.
  • See your foot doctor or podiatrist at least once a year. They can detect early signs of diabetes, which could include nerve damage and poor circulation.

Make sure you find the right shoe with the right closure system for you and all found at https://www.dtfootwear.com and go to the main menu (above on the home page) and click “DTF Orthotic Shoes and view all the styles that have these features mentioned in this blog

Remember 85 percent of our business is dealing with normal sizes but what makes us unique in the internet world is our added widths Narrow’s 4A, 2A (for Ladies) B (Narrow) for Men to our extra -extra width widths of 9e 10e 14e for Men and Women. Then add those (1 to 3 sets) of FREE Heat Moldable Customize Inserts that makes our fit and support out of this world

Not too many, if any websites on the internet, carry the selection of widths that we offer Men and Women! That is 4A (8 styles of Slender for Women) 2A (43 styles and this is Narrow for Women), B (Narrow width for Men-8 styles to choose from – and B is also a Medium Width for Women), D, 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 9E, 10E and 14E widths for Men and Women

We have styles that go up to a 20 length for Men and 15 lengths for Women. We also are the ONLY WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET that offers FREE Heat Moldable Customize Inserts and that is 1 to 3 sets of them, If you want maximum comfort then you better start wearing these inserts. Remember, if your bottom of your feet hurt – you are not getting the proper support from your shoe and that involves the proper support or inserts.

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