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Old 11-02-2011, 15:17   #1
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Default Cold Feet? not the wedding kind

You have given me good ideas on other solutions, how about a HOT idea for cold feet.
My right foot was crushed at age 12. That, plus 30+ years of type 1
has caused neuropathy and poor circulation.
I wrap my right foot is a heating pad, if I am sitting. (pad has 20 minute cycle, for safety)
The best advice I have been given is layers. I always have 4 to 8 socks on my right foot.
Any other ideas?

One good thing, I can stop my hubby's snoring, just by touching him with my right foot!

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You might have to search the Internet for this, but I thought I saw an advertisement for insoles for the shoes that you can warm in the microwave and then place them in your shoes. In addition to that, and I know it isn't the same thing, but my husband always wears wool socks when his feet are cold. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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One good thing, I can stop my hubby's snoring, just by touching him with my right foot!
LoL!
After shock treatment just a couple of times mine insisted I wear socks to bed.

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You might have to search the Internet for this, but I thought I saw an advertisement for insoles for the shoes that you can warm in the microwave and then place them in your shoes. In addition to that, and I know it isn't the same thing, but my husband always wears wool socks when his feet are cold. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Any and all ideas are appreciated!
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Try silk socks covered by wool socks. Cotton socks are not the best as they absorbe moisture instead of wicking it away from your skin.

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That is interesting. I suspose I can find the silk socks on the internet.
I raised hundreds of sheep for 40 years, I can find the wool ones on my own.

Say, if I may ask, do you suffer any complications from years of Type 1.
If so how do you handle them.

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Got you, I wear socks on my right foot, to bed. Helps

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Amazon has 'em, and any sporting goods outlet should have them too.




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That is interesting. I suspose I can find the silk socks on the internet.
I raised hundreds of sheep for 40 years, I can find the wool ones on my own.

Say, if I may ask, do you suffer any complications from years of Type 1.
If so how do you handle them.
Yes I have some but the hardest thing to handle is how all these autoimmune diseases and the medications for them effect each other. My heart disease I don't worry about since they can't do anything for it.

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For bed use, I found a present my daughter made several years ago to be great for cold nights. She made 'footwarmers' for Christmas presents - which have proven to be very nice! Just warm 2 - 2.5 minutes in the microwave and put under the covers in bed a few minutes before retiring for the evening. A caution, can get quite hot, avoid "to long" in the microwave.

The 'footwarmer' is made using denim (old jeans) and filled with kernels (~2 cups) of field corn. Overall dimensions, approx. 4 inches X 9 inches X 2 inches thick. The denim is sewn together, sealing the corn in. While the corn does not 'fill' the denim bag it seems to work well. Also she made a slip on-off Flannel cover. I know it has worked very well for me.

Some years back as a winter hiker in Shanny's neck of the woods, I used dual layer socks and they did well to keep my feet warm hiking. There are at least a couple of types, polypropylene and silk come to mind. With silk being the 'best' coupled with wool socks.

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