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Old 06-14-2011, 17:50   #41
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As a couple of others have said, "Diabetic socks, diabetic lotions, diabetic shoes, etc. are simply ways to profit from diabetes. Ditto for the marketing of drugs & insulin (in most cases).

The most important thing regarding feet is shoes that fit; not whether or not they're overpriced diabetic shoes.

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Yeah, I think everyone is right

Shoes and socks that do the job are important, but the term 'diabetic' is mostly marketing. There are socks just like diabetic ones that have looser, non-binding tops, roomy w/out constricting seams, etc. which are cheaper. It's sorta like the difference between name brand and generic.

My friend that I wrote about who has high numbers and started low-carb overnight, found out this past week he has nasty neuropathy. He discovered a sore/blister on the bottom of his foot the size of a half-dollar that was raw and he hadn't felt it specifically but had had pain in his feet. His doc did a uric acid test for gout when he complained but ... hadn't inspected his feet! It's so bloody frustrating the lousy care many of us get.

Anyway - I'm going to suggest the socks so am grateful for the thread. I had never heard of them. Thanks.

Edited to ask: What is the value of my friend going to a podiatrist? He doesn't have health insurance, so would need a compelling reason to go. His blister is starting to heal now - what else would a podiatrist help him with?

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I quess most of you have the same opinion.

I will keep mine. My diabetic shoes fit and they are comfortable. Even if they were not diabetic shoes, I would still buy them.

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I buy mine at walmart

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Thank you Diana. I have a Walmart close by where I live.

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Yeah, I think everyone is right

Shoes and socks that do the job are important, but the term 'diabetic' is mostly marketing. There are socks just like diabetic ones that have looser, non-binding tops, roomy w/out constricting seams, etc. which are cheaper. It's sorta like the difference between name brand and generic.

My friend that I wrote about who has high numbers and started low-carb overnight, found out this past week he has nasty neuropathy. He discovered a sore/blister on the bottom of his foot the size of a half-dollar that was raw and he hadn't felt it specifically but had had pain in his feet. His doc did a uric acid test for gout when he complained but ... hadn't inspected his feet! It's so bloody frustrating the lousy care many of us get.

Anyway - I'm going to suggest the socks so am grateful for the thread. I had never heard of them. Thanks.

Edited to ask: What is the value of my friend going to a podiatrist? He doesn't have health insurance, so would need a compelling reason to go. His blister is starting to heal now - what else would a podiatrist help him with?
The podiatrist I go to found the reason for pain on the bottom of my foot. I thought it was just a callous, he said "No, it is a corn that is growing inward", so he removed it. He also cuts my toenails which is difficult for me to do as I have spinal stenosis. I can't say whether your friend would benefit from going to a podiatrist or not. You might want to suggest to him that he 'inspect' his feet with a mirror if necessary. His sore sounds quite painful.

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Prior to being dx'ed I had heard of diabetic stockings which are in essence the socks being referenced here (my grandmother had some and they were supposed to help with the circulation in her legs/feet).

Back then when she was alive (circa 2003) I was skeptical about them and thought them to be a marketing ploy. Since being diagnosed and have severe tingling and numbness in my feet (mostly in the middle of the night), I'm seriously thinking about trying them. I have never felt such horrible tingling as what I have now.....it wakes me up!

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I have had a lot of relief from what are called diabetic socks. I think all it really means is that they are non-binding and have seamless toes. My daughter bought me a few different brands and some were better than others. My favorite is the Sugar Free Sox brand of diabetic socks. They don't bind and my feet feel so much better. They really are different from regular socks and my feet are worth it. Let me know if you have a favorite brand.

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I don't have a favorite brand, but what I do buy is mens' sizes in a diabetic sock sold at Walmart. I just have never like anything tight on my feet, even before diabetes. I like lots of toe room & no elastic in the tops. So they slide down & wrinkle a little? The rest of me is wrinkled too!

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As a couple of others have said, "Diabetic socks, diabetic lotions, diabetic shoes, etc. are simply ways to profit from diabetes. Ditto for the marketing of drugs & insulin (in most cases).

The most important thing regarding feet is shoes that fit; not whether or not they're overpriced diabetic shoes.
I was going to add that not only must shoes fit but they must be comfortable. I was going to say shoes can fit but they can still hurt.
Fit and comfort are the two ingredients I look for in a good fitting shoe.

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