Diabetic Shoes and Services
What Are Diabetic Shoes?
Diabetic shoes- also known as therapeutic or added depth shoes are typically a type of comfort shoe. Diabetic shoes will always have enough depth to accommodate an insert if needed, always be seamless or have smooth seams and lining. Always have a closure like Velcro or laces-so as to be secure and safe, and always be available in at least three widths so as to properly accommodate most foot shapes.
Why Would I Need Them?
Many people with diabetes suffer with some common side effects of diabetes and many times wear and tear of the feet. Neuropathy is common and causes numbness, which in turn causes difficulty protecting the feet. Bunions, toe deformities, fallen arches, swelling and many other conditions cause difficulty with fitting. Plantar callousing on the feet or corns or callousing on the toes are very common also. Diabetic complications are the number one cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation in the United States. It pays to take care of your feet!
What Are the Benefits?
Shoes for diabetics are typically made from softer materials and designed with adjustability and customization for sensitive and hard to fit feet. Most are available in very wide to very narrow for proper fit. The usual goal of a diabetic shoe is to reduce or eliminate any and all pressure points. They will have roomy toe boxes with plenty of room and soft comfortable insoles and linings.
Learn more about what to look for when shopping for diabetic footwear by viewing our diabetic shoes guide.
Why Work With Us?
- Medicare and most other insurances accepted.
- We work with your doctor and provide as easy of a process as possible when billing your insurance.
- Affordable prices if you are a self-paying customer.
- Idaho's largest in stock selection of diabetic approved shoes.
- Custom made trilaminate diabetic inserts made at our own lab, the best you can get.
- Foot exam and gait analysis.
- Computerized pressure mapping.
- Diabetic and custom supports to redistribute plantar pressures.
Instructions and Forms to assist with the Diabetic Footwear process
- Patient that is initiating the process
- Diabetic MD/DO that will be prescribing
- Diabetic MD/DO when someone else prescribes
- NP that will be prescribing
- PA-C that will be prescribing
- DPM that will be prescribing
- CNS that will be prescribing
Medicare Required Forms
- Detailed Written Order
- Statement of Certifying Physician for Therapeutic Footwear
- Combined DWO and Certifying Statement