By pandalays Latest Reply 2011-12-28 18:12:02 -0600
Started 2011-12-27 03:16:48 -0600

Reacently I was at my podiatrist.He surprisingly asked me,"you still wear the toerings?I shrugged and asked him back"Why not?"He reminded me "You are a diabetic."But my toerings are adequetly loose and dont hurt my toes.Over and above i check my foot everyday and caress.Do you think one need to be deprived of such things(something you love)just because you are a diabetic?

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pixsidust 2011-12-28 18:12:02 -0600 Report

If your feet are OK…then thats all that matters. You know if you get a sore then off they come and in the trash!

I think the risk is that you do not do anything that might cause a sore even if you have none now. Once you get one the consequences are too high!

granniesophie 2011-12-27 18:51:05 -0600 Report

If you stop wearing it, or even doing some of the things that you love to do, you let Diabetes win! All that needs done is perhaps a little extra care to make sure the ring is loose enough and not cutting into the skin. Since we all are pretty careful about our feet, checking on that ring each day, along with the normal foot check would probably be sufficient.
I don't think we should live in fear of what may happen, we just need to check us out, as we do, and make sure things are still okay, and just live our normal lives.

nzingha 2011-12-27 18:37:49 -0600 Report

i would stop wearing that ring.. anything to ensure the protection of my feet .. too scary-the thought of losing a toe because i might not have noticed it swelling or something like that. i wouldnt take chances..!

Caroltoo 2011-12-27 13:36:52 -0600 Report


I would just take it as a caution: you know you need to keep the rings loose and your feet well cared for and checked over carefully for injury. Perhaps, his concern is that you would not be checking and they would get to tight if your feet were ever to swell.

Personally, I don't give things up or change my goals and hopes, unless I see a reason why that is important for me to do because of something that is happening with me. Others stories of what can happen are cautionary…what we need to be aware of to protect ourselves. I learn a lot from the stories, but I do what fits for me.


jayabee52 2011-12-27 04:59:30 -0600 Report

Howdy Geetha! WELCOME to Diabeticconnect! Sorry you qualify for inclusion in our "little family" but we are glad you can hang out with us!

I see no problem with a toe ring as long as it is not cutting off circulation in that toe. Do you check beneath the toe ring to make sure it is not wearing a hole in your skin? If you are having problems with that, then I would say the ring may have to go, but until then, as long as you take precautions, I would see no problem with it. Of course I am not a Dr nor do I play one on TV.

Blessings to you and yours!


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