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Diabetic neuropathy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ahosell, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. ahosell

    ahosell Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have diabetic neuropathy and slap foot is it true that wearing steel toe capped boots is a big no no for people with diabetic neuropathy as sweating feet can lead to infection my employer is trying to force me to wear steel toe capped boots I've heard it's not advised as it can cause more harm to a sufferer of diabetic neuropathy
     
  2. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    If it's OHS law, you probably have no choice
     
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  3. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there. I shall assume you do a job where there is a risk of severely damaging your feet. If this is the case then I would wear the boots. You will be far more at risk if you crush your feet or toes than by getting an infection from your sweat.
     
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