One of the first lines of defense in protecting a diabetic foot is proper footwear. Appropriate footwear with moldable inserts can reduce the incidence of foot sores, ulcers and possible infection that can cause hospitalization and worse, amputation.
Early detection and treatment can avoid later complications while providing the ultimate in comfort and protection.
Diabetics must check for daily temperature and size changes and should look for any breaks in the skin or color changes. Diabetes can cause loss of sensation in feet, leaving you unable to feel pain, heat and cold. Since feet work in conjunction with your legs, knees, hips, and back footwear affects your ability to perform physically.
Medicare now has the Therapeutic Shoe Bill to help fight the 120,000 diabetic amputations every year. The Bill allows for one pair of extra-depth shoes and three pairs of insoles per year for those who meet the criteria.
“Foot pain can keep you from living the life you have always pictured. Comfortable shoes can change the way you live your life today”