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5/27/13 11:33 A

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thanks a lot lady Mary

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5/20/13 8:12 P

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I myself love the Birkenstock sandal for the Summer. It has great support for a sandal and it's comfortable too. They have a suede one I really like. But alas too expensive but hoping for a brighter new year, and less bills, so I can get these luxury's once in awhile.

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5/20/13 7:58 P

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nas..if you buy off the shoe rack go to the naturalizer store and they will measure your feet and set you up with a pair that will fit..you can find those in the malls make sure the toe box around your toes is big enough and you can try sas brands too sometimes they are in freestanding stores around town and i know they must have them where your kids live..they too will measure your feet and get it right..and if you have a high arch try to get something that does not tie cross the top of your foot it cuts off the blood supply and makes your toes hurt..i also make sure that the heel portion is right they come in regular and narrow and sometimes wide and it is important that the ankle bones clear the heel..otherwise you will have blisters back there you can find the right shoes and might have to add those gel inserts to get the ankle bone high enough once you find the right pair of shoes always wear them if they are comfortable..that's what i do and i don't care how dressy or if they even match i am going to be comfortable for sure..expect to pay between 75 and 150 for the right shoes..it will be worth it for sure
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5/20/13 7:25 P

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wish knew where to go for proper pain less shoes

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5/11/13 9:08 P

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Russell you hit the nail on the head it was indeed gout. It lasted for about a week and a half and I was in absolute agony. I am eating low carb but I was on vacation and strayed from my diet and that's when it struck.

As if I really needed another reason to stay on track but after all these years of abusing my body its finally fighting back.

That's great that its been over a year since you have had an attack that's very encouraging. Thank you for posting.

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5/9/13 7:31 P

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I had ankle pain for 3 months in the fall of 2011, and wasted $350 on orthotics, which I still have. They made my foot hurt in the arch, and 2 weeks later my doctor diagnosed me with gout. Finally it started hurting in the top of my foot, and then my big toe.

By sticking to low carb, I have been pain free for 14 months, and off diabetes meds for 3 years. If I eat sugary foods, both foot pain, and high blood sugars return.

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5/9/13 4:20 P

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oh and naturalizer also in the tacoma mall


TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

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i remember those dr. scholls for sure i had a red pair..not the sandal but the clog that was closed toed lol remember those
you know where they have ortho shoes across from the pharmacy at st. joes and great shoes for ortho are sas and they have outlets and they are sold at various shoe stores and downtown in seattle they have a z coil store on capital hill those are all worth looking into
loves and hugs dearie
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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Mary, an orthopedic podiatrist made a plaster mold of my foot and had the orthotics custom-made for me. They were made of some hard resin material... And they HURT! I couldn't believe he expected me to walk on something that had no "give" whatsoever--I might as well have been wearing 1960's wooden platforms!...

...my foot bends, why shouldn't my shoe--and my orthotics--allow movement too??

I'm going to google shoemakers, and see what happens! LOL

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5/8/13 10:50 A

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that's mostly because proper shoes are so ugly i had my foot doc look askance at my orthopedic mary janes lol
the lady mary

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there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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hard to find proper shoes which do not hurt

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4/24/13 6:33 P

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kathy
about those othos where did you have them made?? my feeling as it occurred with my first pair is that they were off the wall someplace..i have finally been able to wear that first pair by inserting a heel piece..what happensd is that it raises my ankle bones out of the top of the shoe and voila they do not move around and hit the tops of the back and the ankle does not slide around any longer..i'm very careful about that fit from here on out
and as for the ankle pain that is in all reality plantar fascitis as has been mentioned along with those anti inflammatories you should have a physical therapy session where they give you the excerises so that it rarely if ever happens again..sometimes just taking a pill isn't the answwer
i have worn the water shoes i have two pair of bass..you can't wear them on rainy days because they keep your feet totally wet lol and other things with no support that's hard i guess what feel best for sure i have a custom made pair that the shoeman made a plaster cast of my foot and built a shoe around it they are excellent but theres rarely one to be found for sure and most of them just take something off the shelf and amend it
hope you find what you are looking for
as an aside i have seen some peole run marathons in flip flops and even barefoot and finish
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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4/24/13 11:59 A

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Not sure about it yet, but I think I have developed Neuropathy these past several years, thinking it was 26 years of improper foot wear. I really never had the support I needed, and my job was walking a floor, rarely ever sitting. And that floor was solid cement.
But then I saw different people discussing Neuropathy, which I knew nothing about, and started thinking "Could I have it"? Actually not sure of the symptoms, most people say it's pins and needles feelings, and numbness. I still have sensation in my feet, they just feel a little stiff, I mean I can still move them, but more than anything it's a bit annoying. I do get this jolt of pain in my left foot to the big toe. I did have a sciatic episode last September (first time) it just took me down, I could barely move, and I am thinking is this part of that? They say that it could be. I still have occasional pain in my back, but nothing like the initial pain I experienced. I would love to find the barefoot shoes, I think that would help me as well.
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4/24/13 11:19 A

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Incidentally, I liked that "barefoot professor"... very smart.

I've always preferred bare feet, for obvious reasons (shoes don't fit!), but I don't callous in any normal fashion, and now have neuropathy as well so going barefoot isn't really an option--I've been prescribed orthotics, which I tried for three days and discarded. They're supposed to relieve abnormality, but all they did was cause pain. I've also been advised that I should never go barefoot, even in my own home, because of gradual loss of sensation making me susceptible to unexpected injuries--but I do believe this concept is sound and I'm going to go looking for those minimalist shoes and see if they'll work for me--even if it's just at home, at first. Wouldn't it be nice if it could actually help with the neuropathy? LOL

Of course, with all that's going on in my life right now, it may be a while... lol

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4/24/13 3:10 A

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thanks for all the ideas about what shoes to buy

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4/23/13 1:09 A

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I find earth shoes are good for me. I have 20 or more pairs inclluding sandalsi, No blistesos or feet hurting. I only get them when on sale. But they are getting very expensive. So might have to check out.some of the other brands mentioned.

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If I say it took me three weeks and seven stores to find a pair that ALMOST fit... well, there it is.
I hate shoes! LOL

I have to wear them, but I'm STILL looking for a pair that fits and doesn't cost $600...

Kathy emoticon

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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With foot and ankle problems shoes can be part of the problem. While going barefoot is often not safe for diabetics using minimalist shoes for all activities can help a lot. The reason is that many shoes act almost like a cast on your foot in that they limit the normal movements of the foot via stiff sole, footbed, or, worse, orthotics. Minimalist shoes (often sold for running but useful for anyone) allow the foot to move more normally by having soft, very flexible soles that fold in all directions, no heel, a good size toe-box and only a little cushioning but no "support". Examples are Vibram Five Fingers but also more normal-looking shoes like Merrell Pace Glove, Vivo Barefoot and many other brands. An inexpensive version are the water shoes they sell at Walmart and similar places. All allow our feet to move the way nature intended them to move and this is particularly helpful for people who have weak ankles, plantar fasciitis, knee problems or hip problems as all these can be caused by feet and ankles not moving normally in traditional shoes with stiff soles. It is not just high heels with several inches height that are bad for your feet, but also running shoes with less an an inch of heel.
If you want to learn more take a look at the barefoot and minimalist forum on the Runner's world forum or take a look at this little video clip by a Harvard professor:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrnj-7YKZE

I have been walking and running in minimalist shoes for almost 3 years now and only very rarely wear shoes that have a stiff sole and heels any more.

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Waking up with aches and pains is typical for all people, but when it happens in the diabetic, it should be discussed with your doctor. I get Plantar Faciitis from time-to-time, and have no clue why it happens. My doctor has me stretching my foot muscles daily, and that's been working so far. You'd think just by walking around you're stretching your foot muscles, but it doesn't seem to work that way. So I stretch. He said I have to break up the scar tissue. I didn't know I had scar tissue. 8-)

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Agree . . . I'd follow up with the Dr. and if needed, get a referral as needed to a specialist.

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Has your Dr. checked for Neuropathy or RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) There is a link for diabetes with Neuropathy. But he is giving you anti inflammatory medicine, for something that may be less invasive. So obviously he doesn't think that it is either one of these. Maybe you have a weakness in that particular area. Actually it's up to your Dr. to test you if he thinks it's any thing else.

I like HOUNDLOVERS1 idea too. I myself will be looking into these particular type shoes. My Balance creates blisters on the back of my heel, which we as diabetics don't need. So I bought canvas shoes (added an insert for support) they don't rub on heel like the athletics do.

Edited by: MJLUVSANIMALS at: 4/22/2013 (13:44)
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Don't be afraid to walk on the moon.

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Our reward is not food, but achievement. Many of us make the mistake of rewarding ourselves with food, isn't that what got us here in the first place?

SUGAR IS EVIL, DON'T USE IT!! IN ANYTHING!!


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I went to bed last night perfectly fine and when I woke up this morning my ankle was killing me. This happens kind of frequently (every few months) and I'm wondering if this has anything to do with being diabetic? My doctor gave me a prescription for a anti inflammatory and that helps but it takes a few days.

Any ideas?

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