May 29th, 2011 by GuestPoster
Diabetic slippers are not one of the most obvious types of treatment products that most diabetics think about but finding a good pair of diabetic slippers under $40 is important. You shouldn’t have to break the bank on your slippers but they should be of a high enough quality to actually improve your ability at taking care of your feet.
You see diabetics tend to suffer from small arteries disease in their feet as their condition exists over long periods of time. The constant high levels of blood sugar running through the veins of many diabetics slowly starts to degrade the smallest blood vessels to the point at which blood flow is diminished. Likewise the same chronically elevated levels of blood sugar also slowly degrade the long nerves running down the legs into the feet. This results in diabetic foot neuropathy or a lack of sensation in the feet.
Diabetic slippers do not fix either of these problems but they do protect the foot against complications of these problems. When your feet are prone to injury due to a lack of sensation in the feet and those same feet have a diminished ability to heal due to a lack of blood flow to the region then protecting them from injury is more important than ever before.
Diabetic slippers, which are also often called house shoes, are designed much like a slipper but usually with a bit more sturdy construction. The soles are usually thicker and protrude further from your toes to prevent stubbed toes. The side walls are usually a bit more study and they are often wider and roomier than an ordinary outside shoe. Overall good diabetic slippers protect the feet of diabetics better than ordinary slippers, socks, or bare feet while still retaining the comfort of indoor slippers. You don’t have to pay through the nose for a good pair but you usually should look for slippers which are not the cheapest either.
Editorial Note, for additional supporting comments on the value of diabetic footwear, check out an earlier guest post on this website: Diabetic Foot Problems. As a person with type-2 diabetes myself who experiences the numbness and coldness and occasional “burning toe” syndrome caused by diabetic neuropathy, I understand the need for foot comfort and foot protection.