According to the American Diabetes Association, about 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes . Some . . . So ..... . Diabetics are at an increased risk for developing foot problems. This places the diabetic patient at risk for developing ulcers, dry scaly skin, and changes to their foot structure. Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet for changes or they may face possible amputation. As a diabetic patient, look for bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, and nail discoloration. If you discover one of the following, immediately seek podiatric care.
The risk of developing a diabetic ulcer and possible amputation can be decreased with proper shoe wear. We are an authorized supplier who can evaluate, prescribe and dispense high quality shoes and 3 pairs of removable protective shoe inserts per calendar year. Many diabetic patients qualify for this benefit under their current insurance.
To qualify for diabetic shoes, Dr. Henderson conducts a Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam otherwise known as CDFE including:
All findings are discussed at the time of exam and sent to the primary care doctor. Call one of our offices today to schedule an appointment so you can start wearing your new diabetic shoes!
Here's some basic advice for taking care of diabetic feet: