Patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus should consider having specially made shoes to protect their feet. In fact, nearly 80% of all diabetic patients are wearing ill-fitting shoes. Most patients with diabetes qualify for footwear and inserts under the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill. Medicare covers patients for one pair of shoes and three inserts per calendar year.
Our office offers a wide variety of different types of sneakers, dress shoes, sandals and boots as well as several brands including Dr. Comfort, SureFit, New Balance and OrthoFeet. The assortment of different shoe gear offers a proper fitting for the diabetic patient with extra width across the midfoot and ample room at the toe-box to avoid pressure. These brands of shoes are also designed to accommodate orthotics.
Our foot care center has had this valuable service for over 20 years so that we can provide the most comprehensive foot care to our patients. For diabetic patients, as well as other foot problems, preventative foot care can significantly reduce the risk of complications. Please schedule a foot exam today so we may evaluate your eligibility for this important benefit.