Did you know that leather linings in shoes absorb moisture and breaths better?

This is very important if you’re a diabetic. Leather lining with a true diabetic shoe will not have any inter seams to create irritation.

Although diabetes is a chronic condition, it doesn’t have to slow you down from enjoying life.

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have been managing our conditions for hearing, you can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle by following simple guidelines for foot care and proper footwear.

What you need to know about diabetes and foot health:

28 million US adults have diabetes
60-70% will likely develop loss of sensation on their feet, a condition know as neuropathy
25% will likely develop a diabetic foot sore, also called foot ulcer
Diabetes is the leading cause of lower extremity amputations not caused by accidents or injury, responsible for more than 60% of all cases
Nearly all (80%) diabetes-related amputations start with foot ulcers.
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%.
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 sensation.
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.
Like a pebble is your shoe, you may not feel that irritation, allowing it to develop into a blister or sore, 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.
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 address and resolved- the key is catching them early.
Protect your feet with therapeutic/orthopedic footwear!!

DTFootwear is designed specifically to meet these standards:

Protective, seamless lining. Sold leather lining or soft fabric and padded foam help you avoid any irritation
Extra – depth in the toe area. Ample room for your toes to fell comfortable and not crowded
Stretchable, 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 our shoe properly
When you have therapeutic footwear please keep the following tips in mind:
Fitting shoes properly is an art, not a science; seek the help of professional
Break in new shoes slowly- wear them one to tow 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

Thank you,

Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | 909-215-1622 | heinleinron@yahoo.com

Bringing you over 50 years of industry experience- trained by the best in the business.

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