Dale Evans and her battles with Diabetes

Dale Evans and her battles with Diabetes

As a boy, I watched the television program of Dale and Roy and remember singing Happy Trails around the house and loving the harmony that they developed in their music.

Yes, I’m that old and I’m a diabetic who wears shoes that I believe in 100% … “Shoes for Diabetic” and “Shoes Diabetic.”

I’m not a blogger for that company but I do wear their products and I’m a very satisfied customer.

Lucille Wood Smith was born on Oct 31, 1912, in Texas.

Her name was changed to Frances Octavia Smith and then, again, in 1930 when she changed it to Dale Evans to promote her singing career.

She, subsequently, landed a job with a local radio station in Memphis, Tennessee, singing and playing the piano.

This led to a one-year contract with 20th Century Fox Studios where she gained a lot of exposure and opportunities.

One of which was a contract with Republic Studios.

Dale was featured in “The Cowboy and The Senorita,” a 1944 western film where she starred opposite Roy Rogers.

This would be the first of 28 films that the two would make together.

They also developed their own production company in 1950 where they produced their television series “The Roy Rogers Show.”

Dale Evans and Roy Rogers married in 1947.

They had one child together, Robin, and they took in many children from orphanages and foster homes.

Unfortunately, they lost three of their children:

Robin due to complications associated with Down’s syndrome,

Debbie to a bus accident

Sandy while serving in the military.

Shortly after Debbie’s death in 1964, Dale was diagnosed with diabetes.

Her mother and two of her aunts had suffered from the disease as well, so Dale was no stranger to it.

A little less than 40 years after her diagnosis, Dale transitioned to using insulin.

Dale’s struggles with diabetes, among many other tribulations throughout her life, provided her strength and inspiration … a great place to draw from creatively.

Dale Evans died of congestive heart failure on February 7, 2001.

One important thing we learn from this story is that Diabetes is a hereditary disease.

If there is anyone in your family who has Diabetes, please have your blood checked at least once a year. This disease doesn’t discriminate because of age.

Also, be sure to wear proper footwear and use inserts to keep this disease out of your feet.

Shoes for Diabetic” and “Shoes Diabetic” will teach you the many advantages of proper footwear and why Orthopedic/Therapeutic/Comfort shoes are the only way to ensure a successful fit and the comfort you want.

We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the Orthopedic/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 overhang 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 dtfootwear.com

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).

Then, 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.

I hope this blog gives you enough information to help you understand how we can help you.

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 | heinleinron@yahoo.com

DTFootwear.com Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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