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Are you using a vegan diet to treat or avoid diabetes? Following Dr. Barnard's program? The Pritikin program? The Rice House program? Feel out of place when non-vegan diabetics talk food? This is the group for you!

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Comment by Baby Peanut on March 10, 2014 at 5:37pm

hey charles, here is what they replied, hope it helps.

Dear Ms. Merker,

Thank you for your message and your long-term support of PETA.

Unfortunately, we do not have information about specific companies that sell vegan diabetic footwear. For further assistance, you may wish to contact the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (http://www.pcrm.org/) and the Vegetarian Resource Group (https://www.vrg.org/).

When shoe-shopping, remember to pay attention to the tags or labels that are often affixed to the inside of the shoes or stamped on the soles. If the label says that the shoe’s material is “synthetic” or “manmade,” then the shoe should be skin-free. You can find a listing of companies that sell nonleather items, including footwear, at http://www.PETA.org/living/fashion/cruelty-free-clothing-guide/crue....

For more cruelty-free fashion tips and product recommendations, please visit http://www.PETA.org/living/fashion/.

Thank you again for writing and for being a dedicated member of PETA.


Lora Adomeit

Membership Correspondent


Comment by Baby Peanut on March 10, 2014 at 5:31pm

Comment by Baby Peanut on February 14, 2014 at 1:03pm

happy to help, hoping for some good advice :)

Comment by Charles Radley on February 14, 2014 at 11:46am

Thanks BP, that would be awesome !

Comment by Baby Peanut on February 14, 2014 at 9:56am

hi charles, i have contacted peta about this issue, it may take 2 weeks for them to get back to me but i will share anything helpful they have to say.

Comment by Charles Radley on February 14, 2014 at 8:53am

Those items are not approved by the insurance industry ... so I cannot get my insurance to pay for them ..... since i have extra wide feet my only options are either a) avariety of leather based shoes or b) a single style of synthetic sneaker which does not fit.

Comment by Charles Radley on January 22, 2014 at 6:51pm

Thanks Ingrid!

Comment by Ingřid Glass on January 22, 2014 at 6:44pm

Hi Charles, don't know if these would be up your street : http://www.crocs.com/crocs-rx-ultimate-cloud/11164,default,pd.html?...

Not everyone likes the style of Crocs but it's the only shoe I wear because it's the only shoe I can comfortable wear (& I do rather love the clunky look of them!). I have a pair of the 'diabetic crocs' - Ultimate Cloud - above, as well as the Relief style (also very comfortable) and various other pairs of crocs. Personally, I wouldn't necessarily choose the special diabetic ones again - some of their extra features I found beneficial & some not.

Comment by Charles Radley on January 22, 2014 at 6:15pm

I cannot find any sources of Vegan Diabetic footwear .... 99% of diabetic footwear is leather based ... does anyone know of any good sources ?

Comment by Sarah Keech on November 3, 2013 at 10:39am

Ingrid , Thank you for your post. I appreciate you sharing what you eat for breakfast and I plan to try that. I have been eating buckwheat hot cereal for the past week but it has been a bit too fiber filled. I usually eat hot cereal mix of 5 grains but I love more ideas for breakfast because I think it is our toughest meal when we want breakfast foods for breakfast. I also forget to bolus my insulin ahead of time so your post is a good reminder.


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