June 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm
I just got back from a week at Yellowstone. What an amazing place!
Each day I took a couple of 1 and 2 mile strolls on well maintained park paths. I purchased Dr. Scholl’s Diabetic socks for this trip and they really worked!! They’ll be great this winter when I want thick warm socks.
I’m going to have to look for thin affordable diabetic socks to wear in this sticky summer heat.
AnonymousJune 25, 2009 at 12:03 am
They make them. I got some nice thin, well almost stockings, that come up to my knees. I’m 6’4″. They fit snug and really kept the swelling down. Somebody gave them to me for X-mas. don’t remember. but they are out there. If you need me to research more, I can.
By the way, Yellowstone is fabulous isn’t it?
June 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm
My family doctor suggested going bare foot as much as poosible. And in our sticky summer heat it does sound like a good idea.
However, even though bare feet feel fine/numb during the day, they seem to burn/hurt MUCH worse at night. On the other hand, wearing shoes with thin socks in the heat makes my feet ache/stab during the day. Sandals with or without socks feel like buzz saws.
It was snowing in Yellowstone (in June!) so the thick diabetic socks and well fitting heavy walking shoes was a good combo. The park was soooo beautiful that it was hard to restrict myself to the easy short walks. I would have loved to go on the longer walks to the less frequented sights. When (if) I get well I am definitely going back to see and photograph more of Yellowstone and Teton parks.
There are a couple of surgical supply stores here that I am going to check for the thin diabetic socks. I don’t want to shop online because I don’t want to accidentally purchase the super tight compression socks – I just want a softly supportive stretch anklet.
AnonymousJune 25, 2009 at 11:10 pm
I envy you Flossie. Being able to take strolls in Yellowstone is a dream of mine. I went there several times as a kid, on family vacations, but its been way too long since then-I did enjoy watching a show on tv the other night on Motion-ohh how I miss those mountains.
I bought a pair of thick diabetic thermal socks also-love em. I have a pair of dr s low, fuzzy socks that are really comfy too. I buy regular low cut socks-the extra large size-not my normal size, and I take out the elastic string at the top. They don’t hug my feet too hard and are still comfy.
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