Feet

Ms.Green
By Ms.Green Latest Reply 2008-11-18 14:12:11 -0600
Started 2008-11-15 21:49:31 -0600

Ok, nobody ever told me I couldn't walk around barefoot. I'm a country girl, and NEVER wore shoes hardly growing up. We used to even drive barefoot. My favorite pair of shoes are actually a pair or 'flip-flops'. My husband is constantly on me. I guess what I'm asking is,,,,,what is the proper way to care for your feet being a diabetic. My feet get very dry and cracked now, and sometimes I have ingrown tonails. I just don't always go to the doctor though, I have high tolerance for pain, and I won't go until it becomes an untolerable pain.


12 replies

Chrissyk - 26196
Chrissyk - 26196 2008-11-17 19:59:06 -0600 Report

I've just been reading all the replies about feet and felt like I needed to reply. I'm not diabetic but my husband is and he has problems with dry calloused feet all the time. I wash and dry his feet for him almost daily and, after hundreds of trial and error lotions, I put Heel Rescue Foot Cream on them and that does better than about anything else I've found. He never goes barefoot and, although I'm not diabetic myself, I do have RA so neither do I. I wear Crocs when I go outside and some soft slippers that are made like Crocs when I'm inside. I also got one of those Ped Eggs that they advertise on t.v. but I'm afraid to use it too much on my husband's feet. It really does work though.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-17 20:07:18 -0600 Report

I got the Ped Egg and used it and then put on Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy Lotion. The combo worked great together. My feet look like they have moisture, no cracks, no roughness. I put it on every night and use the Ped Egg once a week. I am going to the podiatrist on Wednesday and see what he says.

Chrissyk - 26196
Chrissyk - 26196 2008-11-18 12:32:56 -0600 Report

I agree with you ilvtony. The Ped Egg and the lotion I'm using does work wonders. The only problem I have with it is that, as an arthritic, I'm not always able to care for hubby's feet and he can't either. He does see a podiatrist once every 3 months,and that helps but it just isn't often enough in my opinion. When we first got the ped egg, I'm afraid I overdid it and almost took the skin off his feet! Since then, I've been afraid to use it too often. Thank you so very much for your reply!

PAT L
PAT L 2008-11-18 14:12:11 -0600 Report

MY DOC GAVE ME A JAR OF ABSORBASE, ITS FOR DRY SKIN CONDITIONS AN UNSCENTED. THIS CAN BE USE ALL OVER AN KEEP THE SKIN MOISTURE AT A GOOD LEVEL…

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-11-16 08:42:40 -0600 Report

I like to go barefoot too. I quit that in 1994 when I found out I was diabetic. I do wear house shoes that feel like being barefoot.We have to be careful about so many things.I guess that is the way it it is meant to be.We are lucky in some ways. We can control bs and not have to many problems.Take Care

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-16 08:51:55 -0600 Report

I wear the memory foam house shoes from Avon. Really soft and comfy. But my regular shoes are Rx clouds from Crocs. They are made for diabetic feet.

PAT L
PAT L 2008-11-15 23:35:12 -0600 Report

I HAVE FOUND THAT MEDPEDS SOCKS HELP MY FEET A BUNCH. THEY DONT DRY THE FEET OUT BUT YOU DONT SWEAT IN THEM. ALSO I WEAR TOM MCANN SANDLES THAT I BOUGHT AT KMART FOR ABOUT 10 BUCKS AN THEY ARE LEATHER. THEY PROTECT THE BOTTOM OF THE FEET BUT LEAVE THE TOES OPEN FOR AIR AN THEY WEAR VERY WELL. THIS IS MY SECOND SET THIS YEAR. SO IF YOU LIKE OPEN BUT SAFE YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT THEM, I THINK YOU WILL LIKE THEM AN LIKE ME WEAR THEM OUT BECAUSE WHEN I GET UP I HAVE THEM ON TILL BED TIME.. KEEPS THE FEET WARM AT THE SAME TIME…

PAT L
PAT L 2008-11-16 00:39:16 -0600 Report

I FORGOT TO ADD, THAT MY DOC GAVE ME A ORDER FOR AUGUMENTAN OR AMOX/K CLAV. 875MG IN CASE I GET A BAD SORE, OR ANY NONVIRAL INFECTION. NOT ALL DOCS WILL DO THIS BUT IF I AM EXPOSED TO A INFECTION OF SOME KIND I TAKE A COUPLE JUST TO BE SAFE. THIS IS A PINACILAN TYPE DRUG.. SO IF YOU CAN TAKE THIS IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO HAVE ON HAND AN TAKE WHEN NEEDED.

sexyswamprat
sexyswamprat 2008-11-15 22:54:45 -0600 Report

I took a diabetes class when I was dx. They say you should always have something on your feet. Even around the house. I know that can be very difficult. But for me, it's a small sacrifice to make to save my feet and legs from any type of amputation. I love flips flops and I have a pair of flip flop slippers that I always were around the house. And I NEVER go outside with out something on. You should also check your feet everyday for cuts and such that you might not feel. I recommend using Diabeti-derm lotion for your rough feet. This is made just for feet. This stuff is fabulous. You see and feel the differance with just one use. I have been using it everyday for atleast 6 months. I have the softest most beautiful feet I have ever had in my life. One last thing, please always go see your doctor for ingrown toenails. Especially now that your diabetic. It's very important to take care of your feet.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-15 21:55:43 -0600 Report

i,to liked to go around barefoot,but after being dianosed with poly neuropathy,one of those things that can go with being diabetic,i started putting lotions on my feet. the cracks are going away. it is still hard to wear shoes,but i for sure wear them outside now! i do not want to lose a limb to diabetes if i can keep from it!

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