All current diabetic patients are eligible for our diabetic shoe program, depending on their insurance. We have a wide variety of men’s and women’s diabetic shoes on site for you to choose from, as well as additional styles from Anodyne’s catalog. We strive to properly fit your shoes to prevent further diabetic issues. You are fitted on site and given personalized service by our specialist.
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. During the past decade, there has been an increase of 33% with the diabetic population currently topping 16 million people. There are many complications associated with diabetes including kidney, heart, vision, circulatory and foot problems. The good news is that many of these potential problems can be minimized as a result of lifestyle changes, medications and other preventive care.
Amputations, or partial amputations, of the feet and legs are also growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputation in the United States. Recently a task force was created by officials from Medicare, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Diabetes Association in order to explore ways to reduce the number of amputations in the diabetic populations. The number of these lower extremity amputations grew by 28% in just the past several years. However, it has been determined that over half of these amputations could have been prevented by timely conservative foot care.
We at University Foot & Ankle Center are authorized to evaluate, prescribe and dispense high quality diabetic shoes. Call us now for a consultation.