The Importance of Diabetic Shoes
Diabetics, or people who have diabetes, are at a significantly increased risk for foot disease and injury. Diabetic shoes can provide both protection and comfort. Diabetics should always wear shoes in the house, even when they aren’t going outside, in order to avoid possible injury to feet from objects on floors that can be stepped on or fallen upon by accident. It helps protect the feet from injuries such as cuts and bruises from sharp objects found around the home.
Do I need to wear diabetic shoes?
Diabetic patients are at a higher risk of nerve damage, vision problems, and foot disease due to the effects of diabetes. Diabetic shoes can protect against these side effects by offering protection in areas where there is increased pressure. It can also need to provide comfort in order to prevent calluses that could lead to ulcers or infections in diabetics with reduced sensation along with restricted blood supply throughout the feet.
When should I wear diabetic shoes?
Diabetic shoes should always be worn, even when going inside the home, to protect feet against possible injuries from objects that may be on a floor such as a sharp or broken piece of glass. Diabetics also need to wear diabetic shoes outside as well to prevent injury from falling due to loss of feeling in their feet from neuropathy-related diseases.
What should Diabetic Shoes look like?
Foot doctors recommend patients purchase Diabetic Shoes with removable insoles so they can fit their own custom orthotics if needed for improved foot health and comfort. It has a wide toe box area for improved circulation and breathability. It uses durable material that resists scuffing to help them hold longer than traditional dress or athletic shoes. It may come with a raised heel so patients can maintain a proper gait and avoid feeling as if they are about to slip or fall when they walk
Diabetics should not wear sandals because open-toe footwear exposes feet to infection from cuts, abrasions, and glass along the ground.
What features make Diabetic Shoes?
Diabetic shoes need to have soft uppers that provide comfort for feet with most types of diabetic neuropathy including sensory loss. It improves foot health by preventing ulcers and infections through improved breathability of insoles and increased air circulation in the toe box area which helps prevent bacteria growth. Diabetics can also benefit from Diabetic Shoes made with moisture-wicking material that discourages bacteria growth.
Diabetic shoes are meant to hold up longer than traditional Diabetic Shoes or athletic Diabetic Shoes since they are made of durable materials, including leather or synthetic leather, that resists scuffing. Diabetic shoes often come with a raised heel for improved posture and gait while walking and Diabetics should wear Diabetic Shoes with a wide toe box area and removable insoles so they can fit their own custom orthotics if needed for improved foot health and comfort.
Your Total Foot Care Specialist Diabetic Shoes: Give your feet the support they need!
You may think that diabetic foot problems don’t pose a threat to your health, but you would be surprised at the number of people who have had their limbs taken away thanks to these conditions. Protecting yourself with proper footwear can help avoid needing an amputation! Our office is qualified and approved by Medicare as the supplier for protective shoes which prevents 68000 more cuts like this every year – we’re here whenever there’s a need.
To avoid diabetic foot complications, proper footwear is necessary. Our office offers an extensive range of shoe choices for patients with this condition so they can choose what’s right for their feet.
Please ask our foot doctors if you feel that you might benefit from diabetic shoes and you’re diabetic.