How do I get diabetic shoes?
In order to receive payment for therapeutic shoes and inserts, Medicare also requires:A podiatrist or other qualified doctor to prescribe the shoes.A doctor or other qualified professional, such as a pedorthist, orthotist, or prosthetist fits and provides the shoes..
What’s the difference between diabetic shoes and regular shoes?
Diabetic shoes are sometimes referred to as extra depth, therapeutic shoes or Sugar Shoes. They are specially designed shoes, or shoe inserts, intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with pre-existing foot disease.
Can diabetics walk barefoot?
Your feet are of extra concern when you have diabetes. Fluctuating glucose levels lead to poor blood flow and nerve damage so that even a small cut can become extremely dangerous.
Can diabetics get free shoes?
People with diabetes might be eligible to receive therapeutic-diabetic shoes and inserts at NO COST*. Proper documentation from the doctor is required. The forms that you would need in order to receive diabetic shoes and/or other medical equipment can be found under DME Forms.
What type of shoes are best for diabetics?
Look for a lightweight shoe that lets your feet move and breathe. Choose a flexible material, such as leather, canvas, or suede. Remember that a good diabetic shoe should have a shock-absorbing sole, which will help relieve pressure on the bottom of your foot.
What is special about diabetic shoes?
Shoes for patients living with diabetes 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.).