Hi everyone! It is National Diabetes Awareness Month! I have been living with diabetes for 5 1/2 years now! Thank you for following along on my blog for the past 2 years. If you are a regular visitor, you already know that here you will find me sharing personal stories, fashion tips, and product reviews. Today, not only do I want to shed light on MediPeds®, a brand focused on products that promote foot health especially in people with diabetes, but I want to share my personal story with diabetic neuropathy in my own feet. Thank you to MediPeds® for partnering with me to share my story + tips!
Most know the basics of living with diabetes. Shots, testing blood sugar, insulin, carbs and really just a whole lot of pricks! What isn’t talked about as much is foot health. You might not know this about me, but I have struggled with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) in my feet since diagnosis. Before being formally diagnosed with Type 1, I had symptoms that were ignored for a long time. Due to the lack of care, knowledge and uncontrolled blood sugars, my feet took a toll early on. My doctor prescribed me with pain relievers to relieve the pain, but I wanted to be more preventative than reactive from that point on. Here are some of the everyday practices that I take part in to make sure my feet are as healthy as can be! I mean, these feet take me everywhere, so I have to take care of them because they take care of me!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
& NOW THE GOOD STUFF
Wear shoes that fit: Shoes that fit can be just as cute as those we squeeze our pretty toes into! By wearing shoes that fit, you can avoid blisters and unnecessary strain on our precious feet! The MediPeds® style that has best solved this issue for me is the NanoGlide Liner in Style #8617.They help your feet stay blister free while being discreet enough to wear with cute close toed shoes. My favorite feature is the gel tab in the back that keeps the sock in place! I have never found a pair of liners that actually stay! Gel tab = problem solved!
These are just some of the ways I enjoy MediPeds® line of diabetes focused products. They help me put my mind at ease by knowing that they were specially designed to care for the feet of those living with diabetes. PLUS they are a proud sponsor of the American Diabetes Association which shows just how much they care about people with diabetes!