Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc.). The shoes decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure. This may lead to infection, gangrene, or even amputation.
Medicare was the first insurer to cover diabetic shoes. Now many private insurance companies cover the cost of the shoes. Our office will contact your insurance company to check your individual coverage. Many secondary insurance plans now cover any remaining balance.
Our staff will measure the diabetic patient's feet, process the order and the shoes will normally be available for pick up within 7 to 10 days.
With the latest diabetic shoes, patients rarely require custom molded orthopedic shoes. These are frequently less attractive and more costly.