By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-12-22 14:22:26 -0600
Started 2008-10-21 16:34:42 -0500

Does anyone use a cane?

4 replies

2008-12-22 14:22:26 -0600 Report

I use a cane, but not because of being diabetic. I use one because of having severe arthritis in both my knees. I don't need to use it all the time, but there are times, I can't do without it.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-21 12:28:39 -0600 Report

I always take a walking stick (light weight aluminum) with me when I go out for a walk. I have inherited a bunch of canes from my late father that I use when my legs are really bothering me. Mostly the problems I have with my legs are due to my army career and not diabetes. Sometimes my knees hurt so much I have to use two canes. I find it a bit embarrassing to go out in public with a cane because I am "way too young" to need a cane. But the bottom line is that I use them when I need them.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-21 12:12:52 -0600 Report

i do. i can no longer go for even a short walk without it. and when i go shopping i take it,but i still can't last long with it. legs and feet just hurt to bad also my hands an arms start cramping.