While diabetes affects nearly every part of the body, one part that often goes inadequately treated is the feet. Diabetes causes reduced blood circulation (proper blood circulation is critical because it is how all parts of the body are supplied with nutrients and antibodies that protect against infection). This may lengthen healing time with the possibility of the wound never completely healing (if not properly treated).
When a sore develops on the foot, and poor circulation is a factor, the sores become worse. Poor circulation leads to the gradual breakdown of the nerves in the feet and other extremities of the body (peripheral nerves), a condition called “neuropathy”. Neuropathy is usually described as a numb or tingling sensation and can be extremely uncomfortable.
Are specially designed to allow for extra width and depth to prevent tightness that can result in even poorer blood circulation to the feet. These shoes are also very lightweight and comfortable so that you are free to be as active as possible.
Are interchangeable and allow you to keep your original, proper fitting should the original inserts begin to wear out – keep in mind, you are allowed 3 pairs of inserts each year if you are covered by Medicare*
**In order for diabetic footwear to be covered by Medicare, you must see your healthcare provider for a diabetic shoe prescription; simply bring in the prescription and let us take care of the rest! If you have not seen your physician for a shoe prescription; don’t worry! We are more than happy to contact your physician and request the necessary documentation.