Women's Shoes for Diabetes
Features and Benefits of Diabetic Shoes for Women
Start your search for footwear with a wide toe box. This will help prevent painful pressure that leads to problems like hammer toes, bunions and more. The extra room will also soothe sensitive toes and help keep painful friction at bay. This extra space is a crucial feature of the best women’s shoes for diabetics with neuropathy, as pressure is one of the main risk factors for Morton’s neuroma and other types of nerve pain.
Diabetics often have sensitive feet, which makes walking or standing on hard surfaces like concrete even worse than normal. Look for shoes like KURUs that feature deep heel cups for extra protection, ample arch support for a more natural gait, and complete cushion for your entire sole.
Discover the perfect shoe for you.
Order a size up if you normally order a half size.
|S||5 - 8.5||6 - 7|
|M||9 - 11.5||7.5 - 10|
|L||12||10.5 - 12|
|XL||12.5 - 14|
|S||35 - 39||2.5 - 6||21.5 - 25|
|M||40 - 43||6.5 - 9||25.5 - 25|
|L||44 - 46||9.5 - 11||28.5 - 30|
|XL||46.5 - 48||11.5 - 13||30.5 - 32|
Understanding “FIT” notes:
ALL KURU shoes are sold in US sizing. IF the “FIT” note says “1/2 size small”, you should purchase a 1/2 size larger than your normal size (e.g if wear an 8, purchase an 8.5). If the note says “1/2 size big," then purchase a 1/2 size smaller than your normal size.
Common Causes of Diabetes in Women
Diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t make enough insulin or is unable to use the insulin it makes properly. This leads to glucose build up and high blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes is usually a genetic condition (though environmental factors may play a role), and in this kind of diabetes your immune system targets insulin and destroys it. Type 2 is the more common form of diabetes. While genetics also play a role, lifestyle factors like your weight and level of physical activity are often a major component with type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy. Generally blood sugar levels return to normal after delivery, but those with gestational diabetes are at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes down the road.
Effective Ways To Manage and Treat Diabetes
Your doctor is the best person to discuss treatment of your diabetes with, and some forms of diabetes are reversible.
Fortunately there are things you can do to manage the pain and discomfort that diabetes causes for your feet. Getting regular exercise can improve circulation and help prevent further nerve damage. Stretches and exercises that strengthen your feet can also help reduce your risk for many common foot problems.
The right shoes can relieve pain and help you stay active. Choose shoes like KURUs that feature ample arch support, deep heel cups for extra protection, and complete cushion along the full length of your sole. You’ll also want a wide toe box to spare sensitive toes and to help prevent problems like hammer toes and bunions.