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Old 06-13-2011, 02:31   #31
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Not to intrude in the thread but do you guys recommend getting "diabetic type socks" ?

My dad complains about feet problems all the time. What's the best way to treat this?
I think if I were you, I'd take him to a podiatrist. I don't wear socks, so I'll pass on your first question.




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He told his diabetic doctor his feet hurts a lot but nothing happens... No medication or helpful guidelines for his problem.

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He told his diabetic doctor his feet hurts a lot but nothing happens... No medication or helpful guidelines for his problem.
It's better for diabetic persons to see a podiatrist anyhow - not an internist, endo or a GP. Does he need a referral?




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I see. Would we just as the diabetic doctor for a referral to a podiatrist?

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I see. Would we just as the diabetic doctor for a referral to a podiatrist?
If his insurance doesn't require a referral, ask around & see who's the most trusted & call the office to see if he's taking new patients. If he needs a referral, maybe his diabetes doc could be persuaded to do it.




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It is my understanding the lymphedema means swelling of a limb, maybe a foot, arm, hand etc., and pitting edema means that when a finger tip is placed on the leg for example - the imprint stays there making a 'pit' in the surface of the skin. Most times it goes away, but it is the speed at which the imprint leaves that is a matter of concern I guess. If I learn anything more about it this week, I will come back and tell you. I am concerned to say the least.

Virtualize - A podiatrist is a good idea for your Father if his feet hurt. I saw a podiatrist for the first time this Spring. He examined my feet and told me why they were hurting so much. Good Luck to your Dad

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Hi Strawberry and Virtualize

Strawberry, thank you for explaining what pitting lymphedma is. The lump in both my right foot and my left foot sounds like that is what I have. The lumps get hard sometimes. My pain pills make them go away for awhile. They come back though.

Virtualize, I got my referral from my GP.

Does your dad have a podiatrist? I have one.

He has not told me about diabetic socks however. I plan on buying them. You can do a search on the internet and find diabetic socks. I have learned a lot about them on this thread and the internet. You can buy them at WalMart, I hear.

In the early part of the thread, one person talked about his dad and that he got diabetic socks. I brought this up because I had never heard of them before. When I heard about them, I brought up the topic.


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I love your answer. That's a good one!! I want what's best for my feet. They are the first to go. I have diabetes shoes and now I find out that I need diabetes socks. I want to protect my feet, so I do not get gangrene in my feet.

I have always believed in protecting my feet, diet and exercise so that I do not have complications.

I am 68 years old and still learning. Thank you for your answer.

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Ruth, you don't "need" diabetic shoes or socks. In my opinion, they're just another way to make money off diabetics, just like meds.

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Diabetic socks may be just another way to "make money" from diabetics, but in my case the socks with looser tops are way more comfortable. I didn't choose to have lymphedema, but I do have to deal with the consequences. Regular socks leave a deep mark on my leg because of the swelling.

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I saw a diabetic whose leg was amputated because his foot went bad. The feet are the first to go bad. The blood circulates down but it is hard for it to circulate back up.

That is a fact. That is why I brought this subject up when I heard about diabetic socks. I am 68 years old. The older you get, the worse the circulation is, even when you keep busy. I do not plan on having any amputations when I can prevent it.

It is worth spending my money on my feet. You have your opinion and I have mine. If you do not think it is necessary, maybe it is not necessary for you. I am only speaking for myself and educating others that they exist.

Hi Strawberry, I have the same problem with my legs. Regular socks leave marks, indents, in my feet, as well.


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