View Full Version : What is Diabetic Footwear?

11-03-2010, 05:23 AM
One of the most overlooked and, quite often, needed medical apparel items are diabetic footwear. Many diabetics suffering from diabetic foot problems or numbness are not familiar with the purpose of such footwear or why it is needed. So, the first question to answer about diabetic footwear is exactly what it is. Of course, that would lead to the very next question which would be how diabetic footwear would help.

Many people dealing with poorly controlled diabetes may suffer from damage to their nervous system. In particular, the diabetes nerve damage can occur in the feet. A common result of this would be residual numbness which is extremely problematic. When your feet become numb, you may not notice minor injuries. This, in turn, means you do not get quick, proper treatment for the problems. Such a scenario may lead to the problem becoming far, far worse. Diabetes shoes, plus inspecting your feet daily can certainly reverse a number of dangerous problems or prevent such issues from occurring in the first place.

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