Diabetic shoes are designed with a higher vamp to accommodate for the thickened toe and ankle areas. They also often have a larger heel area to compensate for the weight changes due to fluid retention.
The high-cut shoe prevents moisture from building up in diabetes patients’ feet and helps to combat the spread of bacteria and fungal infections.
Diabetic Shoes Benefits
The benefits of diabetic shoes are undeniable. Studies conducted on diabetics who wear diabetic shoes found that these individuals had a lower risk for amputation and foot ulcers.
Diabetes can also cause peripheral neuropathy, which is the condition in which the nerves in the feet and toes don’t function as they should, often resulting in pain and numbness of the feet. Wearing diabetic shoes with good arch supports helps to reduce these symptoms.
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