Many foot injuries caused by diabetes can be prevented by wearing proper diabetic footwear. Diabetic shoes, sometimes known as “depth shoes,” and custom molded inserts are covered under the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill, which allows qualified persons to receive protective footwear and inserts. This bill was instituted by the federal government to reduce complications associated with diabetes. Our office staff is certified and trained to properly fit the diabetic patient, mold the inserts and dispense them to the patient. With properly fitted diabetic shoes and custom molded inserts, we can assure long-term comfort and decreased risk of complication to your feet from diabetes. Kesler Podiatry proudly offers the area’s best diabetic footwear program to patients in Wayne as well as Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, NJ, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, West Caldwell, and Paterson.
Shoes for People with Diabetes
For many people, poorly-fitting shoes will simply result in blisters and pain that usually subsides in a day or two. But for individuals with diabetes, poorly fitting shoes can result in foot ulcers, nerve damage, blisters that take months to heal – or even infections that result in amputations. Diabetic shoes can help to relieve foot pain by reducing pressure on the soles of the feet, providing arch support, and improving protection.
In order to be covered by Medicare, they must be prescribed by a physician, fit by a certified organization, and fitted with a removable orthosis such as the custom-molded inserts provided in our office. Contact us today to learn how we can help prescribe diabetic footwear to protect your feet and improve your comfort. Call the experienced and qualified experts at Kesler Podiatry for the best leading footwear program in Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes, Oakland NJ, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, West Caldwell and Paterson. We look forward to making you feel better.