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Old 12-07-2012, 00:55   #1
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Hi, I am looking to buy some nice comfy slippers for my grandmother with type 2 diabetes. I came across these Tempurpedic ones that look amazingly comfortable. I wanted indoor/outdoor slippers she'll mainly wear around the house and on her porch. Just wanted to see if they would be okay for someone with diabetes and the foot issues that come along with it. She lives in south Florida, if that makes a difference with anything.

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Can you give us a site reference? They sound great...my feet feel cold all the time, and maybe hers do too? I wear the great ones from LL Bean summer and winter...fur lined and fine for outside wear...And I live in Louisiana.




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Sorry I don't know anything about Tempurpedic shoes, but Dearfoams house slippers are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. The sole is very soft and cushy. They aren't made for wearing outdoors, but I must confess they are so comfy that I sometimes wear them to Walmart. Well, I'm no spring chicken, so I figure people think I'm an old lady who has bad feet, and overlook it.

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It won't allow me to post a link since I haven't posted 5 times, but they're on tempurpedic dot com and at the top there's a tab for "slippers". Under "women's" I was considering the "cloud terry scuff" if you wanted to check them out.

Thanks for the input! I'll look at the other brands as well!

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If she has a wide foot, look at Acorn. Zappos has them.

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Women's Shoes, Men's Shoes, Walking Shoes, Sandals, Slippers, Socks, Support Hose, Foot Care, Orthopedic & Comfort Products :: FootSmart has wonderful stuff, lots of it labeled for diabetics. I have no foot issues, but I love their comfortable shoes.

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Can you give us a site reference? They sound great...my feet feel cold all the time, and maybe hers do too? I wear the great ones from LL Bean summer and winter...fur lined and fine for outside wear...And I live in Louisiana.
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Amazon.com: Tempur-Pedic: Shoes

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Just curious, why would a diabetic need a special slipper?

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Thanks for the site. I believe my LL Beans are a better shoe. I read the reviews which are not great.




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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.

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