Diabetic shoes and the customized orthotics that come with them are a great way to protect the diabetic foot. They are essential to help offload pressure points and to control the foot mechanically so that the foot can be protected.
There are many great styles to choose from when selecting today's diabetic shoes. Diabetic shoes can be anything from regular walking shoes, casual shoes, Crocs and even work boots. Gone are the days of the big black, clunky diabetic shoes!
If you are diabetic and are on Medicare, diabetic shoes may be a covered benefit. Coverage depends on different factors which must be determined by Dr. Davis.
Having a diagnosis of diabetes and being under current treatment for this with your primary care physician.
Having problems such as bunions, hammertoes, fallen arches or other foot deformities.
Having a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy or circulation issues such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Having had past ulcerations or open wounds of the foot.
Talk to Dr. Davis to see if diabetic shoes are right for you and if you would qualify for this benefit.