Diabetic Shoe & Medicare

  • by Dan Steffes
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Diabetic Shoe & Medicare

Roughly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, of which 60 to 70% experience neuropathy; peripheral nerve damage resulting in pain, weakness, and numbness (typically in the feet and/or hands).

Roughly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, of which 60 to 70% experience neuropathy; peripheral nerve damage resulting in pain, weakness, and numbness (typically in the feet and/or hands). Unfortunately, diabetics with neuropathy of the feet are significantly more susceptible to foot complications such as infections, calluses and ulcerations.

In order to prevent potential foot complications and lower limb amputations, Congress passed the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill, allowing diabetics to receive Medicare assistance for specialty footwear and inserts.

Have you experienced any of these foot problems?

  • History of partial or complete amputation of the foot
  • History of previous foot ulceration
  • History of pre-ulcerative callus
  • Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation
  • Foot deformity
  • Poor circulation

Find out if you are eligible for a pair of diabetic shoes: (612) 334-3159

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