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When you see your doctor–take your shoes and socks off!
Many people with diabetes have circulatory issues, which can affect their nerve endings and sometimes lead to foot health complications. The good news is there are steps you can take to help ensure you continue to walk through life with healthy, happy feet. A simple plan to take better care of your feet can help reduce your risks of foot health issues–and help your feet continue to take you wherever you want to go.
Talk to your primary care doctor about your feet.
The best way to start that conversation is to take your shoes and socks off when you go in for your regular check up. Bring this booklet with you. Ask your doctor about steps you can take to help protect your feet from complications commonly associated with diabetes.
Diabetic shoes are specially constructed to protect your feet. They’re also “extra-depth” to accommodate special inserts, which are either heat-molded to your feet or custom made. Special features and materials combine to provide your feet with the extra protection they need. In order to meet Medicare requirements, shoes and inserts must meet certain criteria and must be submitted to Medicare for review in order to qualify for Medicare reimbursement. These special shoes and inserts must be prescribed by your doctor and professionally fit by a qualified foot care professional to meet Medicare coverage criteria.