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Diabetic Shoes – What Are They?

Diabetic foot problems, a leading cause of amputations, highlight the importance of protective footwear. Combatting the 68,000 yearly diabetic amputations, our office, an approved Medicare supplier, offers expertly prescribed and dispensed Diabetic Shoes to at-risk patients. Trust us for comprehensive care and authorized Medicare benefits.

Appropriate footwear plays a crucial role in providing the protection and support necessary for diabetic patients. Recognizing the unique needs of individuals managing diabetes, our office is dedicated to offering an extensive range of carefully curated shoe choices. 

These options are designed with the essential depth required to mitigate the risk of diabetic foot complications. Our commitment extends beyond mere selection; we prioritize the overall well-being of our diabetic patients by ensuring that each footwear choice aligns with the specific needs and challenges associated with diabetes.

Features of Diabetic Shoes

Comfortable Fit

Diabetic shoes are designed to provide a comfortable and secure fit, reducing the risk of friction and pressure points. This is crucial for preventing blisters, calluses, and ulcers that can be particularly problematic for individuals with diabetes.

Extra Depth and Width

Diabetic shoes often have extra depth and width to accommodate any foot swelling or deformities. This feature helps prevent constriction and allows for a better fit, reducing the likelihood of developing sores or wounds.

Seamless Interior

The interior of diabetic shoes is typically seamless, minimizing the risk of irritation and friction against the skin. This is especially important for individuals with neuropathy, as they may not feel discomfort until a problem becomes severe.

Breathable Materials

Proper ventilation is essential for foot health. These shoes are often made from breathable materials to reduce moisture, preventing fungal infections and promoting overall foot hygiene.

Shock Absorption

Shoes designed for individuals with diabetes include sufficient cushioning and shock absorption, offering protection against the impact of walking. This aspect is particularly important for those with diminished sensation, as they may not be conscious of the strain their feet experience.

Please ask our doctors if you feel that you might benefit from diabetic shoes and you’re diabetic.

Diabetes often results in peripheral vascular disease, which decreases blood circulation. Poor circulation contributes to diabetic foot problems by lowering the amount of nourishment and oxygen provided to the skin, leading to injuries and potential amputation.
A shoe’s correct sizing is crucial in avoiding the progression of diseases, ulcers, or sores. Our doctors can ensure that diabetic shoes dispensed in our office fit appropriately. Custom inserts provide the foot with protection and added support needed to alleviate pressure points that may cause difficult to treat sores or wounds.
Diabetic Shoes