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Diabetic Shoe Information

Diabetic Information

Dahl is a leading provider in Minnesota for diabetic shoes. We offer the benefit of in home fittings, consultations, and delivery of inserts and shoes that fit properly. Today's diabetic shoes offer high-quality, stylish, customized comfort and protection for the feet. With a prescription from your doctor, diabetic shoes are typically covered by health insurance on an annual basis. 

Bring your prescription for diabetic shoes into the store to get fitted, or we are happy to come to you! Call (612) 334-3149 to set up an appointment or if you have any questions about diabetic shoes and process of getting the. 

These comfortable shoes, which are available in hard to fit sizes and widths, are also available for purchase or through waivers. 

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes causes nerve damage and reduced circulation that can be hazardous to your feet. Deterioration of your peripheral nerves (doctors call it “neuropathy.”) reduces sensation in your extremities, so you may not feel it when you hurt your feet. Poor blood circulation can also make it difficult for foot injuries and infections to heal. That’s why even a small bump or cut can result in serious consequences if it goes without timely medical attention.

Why Footwear Matters

Well-made, properly fitting footwear can help you avoid complications associated with diabetes, including unnecessary amputations. Dahl Medical Supply offers a complete footwear system and styles for men and women with diabetes.


  • The extra width and depth of diabetic shoes alleviate pressure on swollen feet, bunions, hammer toes for a more comfortable fit.
  • Supportive, lightweight shoe design protect your feet and helps you stay active.
  • Heat-molded inserts personalize the fit of your diabetic shoes.


  • Socks promote blood circulation white reducing the moisture and microbial growth that can cause infections.

Slippers & Sandals

  • Protect your feet from injury around the house.


Medicare and Medicaid often provide coverage of diabetic shoes and inserts because quality, custom-fit footwear is key to the ongoing foot health of people with diabetes.

What Else You Can Do

To protect your feet against the complications of diabetes, follow these simple tips:

  • Carefully bathe and dry your feet daily to prevent infections.
  • Avoid walking around barefoot or in open sandals to prevent injuries to your feet.
  • Quit smoking to maintain healthy blood circulation.


Click on the PDF for an Rx statement of Certifying Physician & Prescription for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts. Please print and have a certified physician fill out and faxed back and a Dahl Medical Supply representative will contact you to schedule a fitting appointment. 

Diabetic Shoe RX Form

Do you qualify for diabetic shoes

Step-By-Step Instructions to qualify for Therapeutic Footwear through Medicare

We are looking forward to helping you protect your feet from breakdown and/or ulceration by using properly fitted diabetic footwear. Please follow these instructions to help us speed up getting you into your new shoes.

1. Take the enclosed Diabetic Footwear Prescription Form (Page 2 in PDF Link Below) to either your M.D., D.O., Endocrinologist or Podiatrist to complete. The prescription must be specific as to the type of footwear and inserts you require. Please remember this prescription is only valid for 90 days from the date it is signed. You must receive your new items within 90 days of the prescription date, so please don’t delay in calling us for a fitting appointment.

2. Take the enclosed Statement of Certifying Physician (Page 3 in PDF Link Below) to your Medical Doctor who is treating you for diabetes and have them complete this form. This form cannot be signed by anyone except an M.D. or D.O.

3. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR DOCTOR MUST ALSO SEND US CLINICAL CHART NOTES FROM YOUR VISIT, AND THEY MUST INCLUDE KEY INFORMATION REQUIRED BY MEDICARE. This is explained further in the Guidelines for Clinical Notes (Page 4). We must emphasize Medicare requires this additional information and without it, Medicare will deny our claim for your shoes and inserts, thereby making you responsible for the charges. Your Primary Care Doctor or Endocrinologist may not be comfortable with documenting your foot condition(s) and may require you to first obtain this detailed information from your Podiatrist. If provided by a non-M.D. or D.O., your PCP/Endocrinologist must sign, date and indicate agreement with their findings.

4. Once all of your paperwork is complete, contact one of our 12 clinics for a fitting appointment. Our Practitioner will assist you with the selection of footwear and diabetic inserts prescribed by your doctor.


In order for this form to be valid, it must be accompanied by DETAILED CLINICAL NOTES regarding the above indicated foot conditions!


Dear Primary Care Doctor (or Endocrinologist): Thank you for helping our mutual patient receive Diabetic Footwear. Medicare has for years required you to fill out and submit the Statement of Certifying Physician (SCP). However, over the last few years Medicare has increased the paperwork requirements on suppliers and referring physicians.




1. Must explicitly certify that the patient has diabetes and assign an applicable ICD-10 code. Results of tests, exams, findings must be in the notes (i.e. blood glucose levels and A1c).

2. Must explicitly document a foot exam and one or more of the required conditions.


You may rely on findings of other doctors, such as the patient’s Podiatrist, but you must sign, date and make a note on their document indicating your agreement with their findings and then send that document along with the Statement of Certifying Physician that you have also completed, signed and dated.

If you are noting a particular problem, such as a foot deformity, please specify which foot and the type and location of the problem (e.g. Patient has bilateral hammer toes #2-#5). The following are commonly found foot conditions that place a diabetic patient at increased risk and thus qualify them to receive therapeutic footwear through Medicare and other payers:

Lower limb amputation, toes, foot or limb

Ulcer of foot History of pre-ulcerative callus – specify location of callus Polyneuropathy in diabetes and History of pre-ulcerative callus

Claw toe

Hammer toe

Hallux valgus and/or Bunion

Hallux rigidus

Deformity of toe or foot

Charcot Arthropathy

Atherosclerosis of the extremities

Click on the link below for a printable Diabetic Shoes Prescription form that should be filled out by a Certifying Physician.   

Click here to print diabetic shoe rx

Diabetic Shoes & Insert Break-in

• Wear your new diabetic footwear and inserts for 1-2 hours in your home, preferably on carpeted surfaces. 

• Inspect your feet for any redness. 

• If redness persists, consult your shoe fitting and/or health care professional. 

• If no redness appears, wear your shoes around your home for one to two days while periodically checking your feet for redness or uncomfortable rubbing. 

• If they are comfortable, they are ready to be worn outside! 

Questions? Call: (612) 334-3159

Wearing comfortable sandals is important for a variety of reasons, as it contributes to overall foot health, comfort, and well-being. Here are some key points highlighting the importance of wearing comfortable sandals:

  1. Foot Health: Comfortable sandals provide proper support and cushioning, which can help maintain the health of your feet. They reduce the risk of developing foot problems, such as blisters, calluses, bunions, and plantar fasciitis.
  2. Reduced Pain and Discomfort: Uncomfortable or ill-fitting sandals can cause foot pain, leg pain, and discomfort. Comfortable sandals minimize the stress on your feet, making it easier to walk and stand for extended periods without pain.
  3. Proper Arch Support: Quality comfortable sandals are often designed with adequate arch support. This support can help alleviate issues related to flat feet or high arches, improving overall posture and reducing the risk of strain and pain.
  4. Shock Absorption: Many comfortable sandals have cushioned soles that absorb shock, reducing the impact on your feet and joints when walking or standing on hard surfaces.
  5. Prevention of Overuse Injuries: Wearing comfortable sandals can prevent overuse injuries like stress fractures, tendonitis, and shin splints by providing the right level of cushioning and support.
  6. Proper Fit: Comfortable sandals are typically available in a range of sizes and widths, ensuring a proper fit. A good fit prevents friction, pressure points, and discomfort that can lead to blisters and corns.
  7. Healthy Blood Circulation: Properly designed sandals encourage healthy blood circulation in the feet and lower legs. This can be especially important for individuals who spend long hours on their feet.
  8. Reduced Risk of Falls: Comfortable sandals with non-slip soles provide better stability and reduce the risk of slipping and falling, which is particularly important in wet or slippery conditions.
  9. Improved Posture: Comfortable sandals promote proper walking gait, which can lead to improved posture and reduced strain on your back and hips.
  10. Enhanced Overall Well-Being: When your feet are comfortable, you're more likely to be in a better mood and have a more positive outlook on your day. This can contribute to improved mental well-being.
  11. Long-Term Foot Health: Consistently wearing comfortable sandals can help maintain long-term foot health and reduce the risk of developing chronic foot conditions, which can be painful and debilitating.
  12. Prevention of Foot Fatigue: Comfortable sandals are designed to reduce foot fatigue, making it easier to stay active throughout the day without feeling exhausted.
  13. Adaptability: Comfortable sandals are versatile and suitable for various activities, whether you're walking, running errands, or enjoying leisure time. They allow you to stay active without compromising your comfort.

In conclusion, comfortable sandals are essential for maintaining foot health, preventing pain and discomfort, and enjoying a better quality of life. It's crucial to select sandals that provide the necessary support and cushioning for your specific foot type and activities. Prioritizing comfort and foot health when choosing your footwear can have a positive impact on your


Ortho Sandals. Built-in biomechanics for barefoot enthusiasts! Featuring a dual density midsole, integrated post and shank and comfortable cushioned footbed, these sandals offer true support. Once you try Dr.Comforts ortho sandals, you'll never want to wear ordinary flip-flops again!  

Width & Size

Width Size
  • Medium/Wide
5-10 (Full Size Only)
Colors Light Blue, Black, Camel & Red


Sandy Women's Shoe Size Chart

Width Size
Medium/Wide 5 - 11 (Full Size Only)
Extra Wide (E/EE) 5 - 11 (Full Size Only)


  • If between sizes, we recommend rounding up to the nearest ½ size.
  • If between widths, we recommend rounding up to the wider width.

About Dr. Comfort Shoes

Dr. Comfort is a well-known brand of footwear, primarily specializing in orthopedic and therapeutic shoes, including diabetic shoes. These shoes are designed to provide comfort, support, and protection for individuals with various foot conditions and medical needs. Here are some key features of Dr. Comfort shoes:

  1. Orthopedic Support: Dr. Comfort shoes are known for their orthopedic design, featuring supportive insoles and various arch support options. They are often recommended for people with foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis.

  2. Diabetic Footwear: Dr. Comfort offers a range of diabetic shoes that are designed to provide additional cushioning and reduce the risk of skin irritation or foot ulcers in individuals with diabetes.

  3. Wide Widths and Sizes: These shoes come in a wide range of widths and sizes to accommodate different foot shapes and sizes.

  4. Adjustable Features: Many Dr. Comfort shoes have features like removable insoles and adjustable closures (such as Velcro straps or laces) to ensure a customized and secure fit.

  5. Durability and Quality: The brand is known for producing high-quality shoes that are built to last, making them a good choice for people who need reliable and long-lasting footwear.

  6. Style Options: Dr. Comfort offers a variety of styles, including casual, athletic, and dress shoes, so individuals with specific style preferences can find options that suit their needs.

  7. Medicare-Covered Footwear: Some Dr. Comfort shoes are approved for coverage by Medicare, which can be a benefit for individuals seeking therapeutic shoes at a reduced cost.

Before purchasing Dr. Comfort shoes or any orthopedic footwear, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist. They can provide guidance on the most suitable shoe type for your specific foot condition or medical needs. Additionally, it's a good practice to get a proper fitting to ensure the best comfort and support for your feet.

Diabetic Shoe Protection

No Metal – metal can often irritate and damage the skin, and in rare cases, sewing needles and staples may accidentally be left in shoes and, in turn, cause serious damage. Recognizing this potential hazard, Anodyne has circumvented any such exposure by eliminating absolutely all metal components from its shoes. In addition, every pair of shoes is run through a metal detector prior to shipping. 

Antimicrobial Treatment – in order to ensure our shoes are 100% hygienic, Anodyne spray the inside of every pair with our proprietary, Anti-microbial Protectant before shipping. This 100% natural, anti-fungal and anti-microbial process naturally reduces 99.9% of germ, virus, and bacteria exposure

Understanding Diabetes - Diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor circulation that can be hazardous to your feet. Wearing extra width and depth shoes can help alleviate pressure on swollen feet, bunions, or hammer toes for a more comfortable fit.

For more information please contact us at (612) 334-3159.

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Dr.Comfort Women's Shannon Diaebtic Therapeutic Sandals
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$39.99 $79.99

Ortho Sandals. Built-in biomechanics for barefoot enthusiasts! Featuring a dual density midsole, integrated post and shank and comfortable cushioned footbed, these sandals offer true support. Once you try Dr.Comforts ortho sandals, you'll never want to wear ordinary flip-flops again!  

Width & Size

Width Size
  • Medium/Wide
5-10 (Full Size Only)
Colors Light Blue, Black, Camel & Red




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