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 and 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 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 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 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 dtfootwear.com
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.
New styles of a great deal of Ladies Narrow Widths that just arrived at our site. For those women that have NARROW feet or 4A to AA width that is getting harder and harder to find,
Why having the 3 to 1 combination last creates even a better fit for those ladies that are needing a Slender or Narrow width. Having these 1 to 3 Customized Heat Moldable Inserts ( that is Free and remember that the shoe has to have a removable footbed for these inserts to work and not all AA widths have this but we’ll state, on our descriptions if you can receive 1 to 3 pair of these inserts FREE- up to a $240.00 value) will make that perfect fit, comfort and support experience out of this world – especially for those NARROW FEET!.
Now a style of a “Sporty Fashionable Casual Footwear” for all the ladies out there. These styles come in an AA to 4E width WOW and add those added Customize Moldable Heat Inserts and the 3 to 1 combination last you got the best of both worlds. A number of colors to choose from in this style.
All so have been over 50 years of being in the shoe business and never heard of a Ladies Thong style of a sandal offered in an AA (Narrow) up to a 4E width. We have three styles ( ladies thongs) to choose.
If you know someone that needs sandals, casual footwear, athletic footwear in a 4A (Slender) to a 2A (narrow) width- let them know we have then now, or the balance is coming shortly to our website. (working on putting the photos on our site as we speak)
Here’s our New Women’s Athletic Style (just enter our website) and 131 still coming. Showing you some of the additional colors.
Attention all Ladies! Remember, we have all those wide widths that are needed but with our 35 new styles of women’s footwear that we will be offering an AA (narrow) width for you ladies- that is unheard in the footwear business today. They are on their way!
We will have up to 135 new styles arriving at our website within 4 to 8 weeks out. Very Fashion BOOTS for men and women- NEW Designer Fashionable ATHLETIC Footwear for Men and Women. Weather boots Men and Women) on that cold day – in widths. Hiking boots that are therapeutic and have great widths and lengths and for men and women. A great selection of open footwear or what we call sandals for men and women and in that great variety of widths and lengths as well.
All new Narrow (AA) widths for ladies- look out we will have a ton for you to choose. New Dress Boots, up to 14 inches in shaft height, coming for women, Dress boots and new dress styles for Men as well. All Weather Footwear and Boots for both Men and Women on their way. Some new dressy footwear for Men and women. All our new and old styles are therapeutic/comfort that has the best fit and support in the shoe world. View our video (found on the home page) that shows the difference between a conventional comfort shoe compared to our therapeutic/comfort footwear and what a difference!
Those unbelievable Heat Moldable Customize Inserts, from 1 to 3 sets, (that is if the style your pick has a removable footbed) for FREE! Again up to a $240.00 value for FREE
Still, have those widths of 4A and 2A Widths (for ladies) and B to 14E (Men’s and Women’s) widths and up to 20 in Men’s and 15 in Women’s lengths.
Oh yes, you will love the prices on all the new designer footwear coming to our site. All found at https://www.dtfootwear.com.
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!