Diabetic Shoes and Inserts Help Prevent Diabetic Amputation

Dan SteffesDec 10, '13

Did you know the rate of amputations for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes? 

The good news is there are steps you can take to help ensure you continue to walk through life with healthy, happy feet. Avoiding the foot health complications often associated with diabetes starts with an understanding of how diabetes affects your feet. If you choose to follow your understanding with a pain of care to take better care of you feet, you can significantly reduce your risk of foot calluses, deformities, ulceration and amputation. And your feet will continue to take you wherever you want to go. 

Comprehensive foot care programs can reduce diabetic foot amputations by as much as 85%.

*National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), study by Caroline Nielsen, PhD, "Issue Affecting the Future Demand.." (2002) *Centers for Disease Control (CDC) "National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011"