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Old 12-07-2012, 20:39   #11
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Get something that covers the heel, not a slip on. I'm constantly banging my heels against chair legs, etc.

Diabetics should NEVER go barefoot, even in the house. Injuries to the foot are hard to heal in the diabetic, due to poor circulation. a small injury could turn into a major problem, its a leading cause of amputations. You should always check your feet daily, if you can't see the bottom of the foot use a mirror, they even make long-handled mirrors with flexible handles for that purpose. Have an ongoing relationship with a good podiatrist who knows what he's doing with diabetes, I see mine every 3 months.
I've heard that but I don't buy it. I feel as long as control is good, then how can circulation be poor? If circulation isn't poor, how can foot, or other issues, present themselves?

And before you jump on me, understand I'm coming from the point of good control all the time therefore no onset of complications.

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I have good control and I go barefoot all the time in the house. Doc checks my pedal pulse every time I'm in his office, and my pedal pulse is strong. That being said, I've purchased a pair of VFF casual shoes, and will try to accustom myself to wearing them, but I suspect it will be harder converting from barefoot to VFF, than from regular shoes. Wish me luck!




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I have good control and I go barefoot all the time in the house. Doc checks my pedal pulse every time I'm in his office, and my pedal pulse is strong. That being said, I've purchased a pair of VFF casual shoes, and will try to accustom myself to wearing them, but I suspect it will be harder converting from barefoot to VFF, than from regular shoes. Wish me luck!
Good Luck Miss Shanny!

And I know where your coming from David, I dont always wear shoes inside but I always have socks on

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I have been a "barefooter" most of my life. I do always wear shoes outside though. I wear clogs and sandles, never liked lace up shoes. Not crazy about socks either. Partly because in the old days my feet used to swell a lot. They don't do that much any more.

I do try to wear slippers in the house but most often go without. Now that it is cold, the hardwood floor in the kitchen is pretty dang cold so I do wear slippers more. I have a great pair of Sorel slippers and just got a couple pairs from Land's End that are nice and cozy. But as I speak, I am sitting here barefoot!!

I'm with David, my control is good and I check my feet daily so don't see the need to be so rigid about shoes/slippers in the house.

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