Diabetes is a serious disease that affects approximately 16 million Americans. Many complications can be associated with diabetes. Diabetes disrupts the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body such as the eyes, kidneys, legs and feet. People who have diabetes should pay special attention to their feet, due to the prevalence of neuropathy in diabetics. This can cause insensitivity or a complete loss of ability to feel pain or sensation in the feet. Diabetics affected by neuropathy can develop minor cuts and scrapes, blisters or pressure sores to this insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left alone, complications can result in ulceration and even amputation. Because of this, daily monitoring of the feet is absolutely critical for those with diabetes.
This is where specialized diabetic footwear comes into play. These shoes, billable to Medicare and most insurances, sport features that help facilitate keeping your feet safe and comfortable. First, we take an imprint of your bare foot to get custom insoles modeled specifically for you. Then we scan your foot to ensure a correct size. The shoes themselves are designed with a wide toe box to give your toes room, while having removable insoles for flexibility and custom sizing. Each shoe comes with three custom insoles. Quality materials and design further enhance stability of the shoe. With a prescription from your doctor, we are able to bill Medicare and most private insurances.
We also produce quarterly diabetes workshops, open to all members of our community. Topics in the past have ranged from the importance of food choices to ways to maximize exercise as a diabetic.
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