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Old 02-23-2013, 03:02   #1
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So I grind on into my second year of actually dealing with the D and the damage done. I've just lost 10lbs and another 10lbs to go in the short term plan.

To get to that next 10lbs and improve everything in general I need to up the exercise. And I am motivated and ready to go go go. In fact if my feet were normal I'd be a hiking - walking - workout fool. But I'm cautious and a bit concerned about my feet. My day job has me walking a fair amount over a large school campus. And they fluctuate all day long from sort of "OK" to - annoying to - too warm - toes unhappy - back to "OK". To complicate things I've got very narrow feet and shoes have always been a poor fit --- and I've never had foot issues in the past I would just abuse the heck out of them. When I get home my feet are a bit sore and pooped.

So do those of you in this area use special shoes - inserts - do you have a podiatrist ? I've got to stay active for several more years at least. And I have to say that compared to a year ago my feet are much better - no near crippling shooting pains and wild temperature swings. The benfotiamine keeps the symptoms largely at bay.

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My podiatrist gave me these inserts. They are extremely comfortable and have helped with keeping my feet from getting tired.

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