Q: What type of shoe is best for working out?
Dr. William Knudson: A well-made cross trainer athletic shoe is ideal. There are, however, differences from brand to brand. Shoes should be purchased in an athletic footwear store where the feet can be measured accurately and any biomechanical issues taken into account.
Q: Why have I heard that diabetics should wear white socks?
Dr. William Knudson: We recommend white socks for people with foot problems, especially diabetes, because white allows the wearer to see any stains, such as blood. Many diabetics don't have as much sensation in the feet as they should and may not feel a problem, but will immediately see fluids that can indicate issues.