Diabetic Shoes

Jan Canton
By Jan Canton Latest Reply 2011-01-04 00:08:36 -0600
Started 2011-01-03 20:26:52 -0600

Do you recommend the shoes - how often should they be replaced and are there any discounts or breaks. My insurance only covers 1 pair a year but I wear them out as my job requires me to be on my feet.

2 replies

jayabee52 2011-01-04 00:08:36 -0600 Report

I got my Diabetic shoes from Foot Smart in April '09. My bride who was also diabetic was so impressed with them that she also got her shoes from the same store. She had sworn off diabetic shoes because a few years before she had gotten diabetic shoes from an orthotics supplier. It was terrible because their shoes hurt her feet, and they could never make it right for her. She had sworn off diabetic shoes. But after my experience she tried Foot Smart and she was very pleased with the fit and with the style of the shoe. We both had neuropathy in our feet, and we got computer measured insoles to evenly distribute the pressure, attempting to ease the pain.

We were on Medicare so each of us got 1 pair per year. My bride passed on in July last year and I found it necessary to move from where had we lived. When it comes time for needing new diabetic shoes, I will indeed look up the Foot Smart nearest me and get another pair.

spiritwalker 2011-01-03 21:37:27 -0600 Report

The best thing would be to ask your MD. to contact your insurance and explain
special circumstances. If you can use a general diabetic shoe without special
inserts you might try a site such as Foot Smart.com they carry a line of shoes, slippers, and socks for diabetics. They offer discounts from time to time.
I wish you good luck with this.