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What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn't make enough—or any—insulin or doesn't use insulin well.
There are two common types of Diabetes:
Foot problems are a common complication of diabetes.
Diabetes can affect your feet in two ways. It can affect your blood supply and your nerves. Changes to your blood supply can result in slower healing. Damage to the nerves can result in loss of feeling and responsiveness to soreness or pain.
It is important to note that this information has been compiled to help people with diabetes take care of their foot health, but we would always recommend working in conjunction with your health care professional for tailored advice.
Wearing the appropriate footwear, as well as keeping active, is important for people with diabetes.
Foot health tips for people with diabetes include:
People who have circulation problems or damage to the nerves (neuropathy) need to take special care of their feet. Never go barefoot and wear appropriate shoes to protect your feet – e.g. sandals (not open-toed ones) for the beach, closed-in shoes for gardening or maintenance, sports shoes for exercise.
All shoes under the Homyped ‘Support & Protection’ wellness category have been designed with advanced engineering to provide care, support, protection and relief from ongoing health conditions. They’re also approved by the Australian Podiatry Association for that extra piece of mind.
Podiatrist Top Picks:
Rubie, C+ Width (Medium fit)
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Tasha 2, D Width (Wide fit)
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Odette, E Width (X Wide fit)
Above are three fantastic shoes that are suitable for diabetic feet. They're all carefully desgined with the attributes that are vital to caring to sensitive feet. Each style features:
Homyped Smarter Shoes for Better Health Homyped has been designing shoes in Australia for over 50 years and each shoe is designed to provide better health and freedom from pain associated with common foot conditions. We passionately engineer footwear in collaboration with allied health professionals and want to help you find your perfect pair!
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