There are approximately 16 million Americans with diabetes. Approximately 25% of them will develop foot problems related to their diabetes, and may be at risk for serious complications. Protective footwear (specially designed ‘Diabetic Shoes’) can help them in the fight to prevent a large percentage of the 68,000 diabetic amputations that occur EACH YEAR.
This risk is so great and the need for special shoes so important that, even Medicare recognizes the importance of preventative footcare. Medicare has passed “The Therapeutic Shoe Bill” which pays for “at risk” diabetic patients to obtain one pair of ‘Qualifying’ Diabetic shoes and 3 pairs of specially designed, removable diabetic shoe inserts each calendar year.
As a service to our patients we proudly offer a full line of quality footwear. We are working exclusively with the Dr. Comfort shoe company to provide you with the highest quality diabetic footwear. From the design of the shoe to the materials that go into its construction, every effort is made to provide the utmost comfort and protection. The shoes are doctor designed, patient tested and certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Click here to see: a sampling of Our Diabetic Shoe Selection.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions, or want to check out the display in our office. Set up an appointment to see if you qualify for Medicare’s Diabetic Shoe Program. If so, our very experienced staff will measure, fit and dispense the shoes as well as customize the Diabetic insoles specifically to protect your feet.