About 25% of Americans with diabetes will develop foot problems related to the disease. Diabetic foot conditions usually develop from a combination of poor circulation and neuropathy. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to insensitivity. If left untreated, these non-healing foot sores could even lead to gangrene and amputation. It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary precautions to prevent all foot related injuries and reduce the risk of serious foot conditions.
Since 1993, Medicare Part B has provided partial reimbursement for extra-depth shoes and inserts for qualifying patients with diabetes. Medical experts agree that many amputations resulting from diabetes-related foot complications can be prevented by appropriate, properly fitting footwear.
The Dr. Comfort footwear line includes diabetic shoes, prescription and non-prescription inserts, diabetic socks, slippers, sandals and compression hosiery. Dr. Comfort shoes are designed and manufactured to the highest standards of foot wellness, especially for people living with health conditions that affect their feet, including:
- Arch Pain
- Athlete’s Foot
- Corns and Calluses
- Heel Pain/Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Over Pronation
- Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Medicare and supplemental insurance may reimburse for all or part of the cost of Dr. Comfort shoes and prescription inserts for diabetics who meet certain general criteria.