Patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus should also consider having specially made shoes to protect their feet. Most patients with diabetes qualify for footwear and inserts under the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill. Medicare covers patients for one pair of shoes and three inserts per year.
Our office has partnered with Dr. Comfort Shoes which offer a proper fitting for the diabetic patient with extra width across the midfoot and ample room at the toe-box to avoid pressure. These shoes are also designed to accommodate orthotics.