Many people with Diabetes have reduced circulation or sensation in their feet (called Neuropathy) and are not able to feel something in their shoe or even the shoe itself may irritate the feet.
They may have delayed healing and have possible changes in the bones of their feet which can cause friction with shoes resulting in irritation or even wounds.
Orthotics for Diabetics are generally softer, full of cushioning, have a deeper shape to keep deformed areas from being irritated and are generally made from pink materials to monitor for ulcers.
Keep your feet healthy and protected.
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Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.