It is so important to see your Podiatrist or Podiatric Surgeon at least twice a year, to ensure you are reducing your risk of infection. One way of reducing your risk is by having your Podiatrist inspect your feet, cut your toenails, trim your calluses, treat any wounds or ulcers, and prescribe Diabetic Shoes for you.
Why do I need Diabetic Shoes?
Diabetic Shoes are covered by almost all insurance companies and they:
- are light-weight, requiring less energy for walking
- promote healthy circulation, which is so important for healing and preventing wounds
- have more depth, so the extra room allows for any foot changes that occur (calluses, hammertoes etc.)
- are more comfortable to wear, enabling diabetics to be more active and engage in healthy exercise
But are Diabetic Shoes Attractive?
Have a look for yourself! We’ve had patients without diabetes purchase Diabetic Shoes just because they are so modern and fashionable. Here are two samples of women’s shoes and two samples of men’s shoes made by Anodyne:
Women's Diabetic Shoes
Men's Diabetic Shoes
Men’s Casual Dress
Trail Walker Shoes
Browse through the Anodyne Catalog here to view all their Diabetic Shoe styles:
For diabetics being treated for ulcers, Dr. Will Rosena also has methods for offloading pressure to allow your wound to heal. Dr. Rosena is a specialist at the Wound Care Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and has many treatment options for managing diabetic wounds. He is non-judgmental and committed to saving your lower extremity limbs and enhancing your life. Call our office today (716-692-1451) to schedule your appointment with Dr. Will Rosena, DPM.