Do I need special shoes if I have diabetes?

Special shoes for diabetesWhen you have diabetes, you do need to invest in shoes that fit correctly and appropriately support your feet. For some people, this can simply mean sneakers. For others, this does mean “special shoes” like prescription diabetic footwear. Typically people who need this special, custom footwear have developed problems in their lower limbs that make wearing regular shoes uncomfortable or more likely to create ulcers.

There are several different types of diabetic footwear. In-depth shoes accommodate changes like hammertoes or allow for custom orthotics. Special healing shoes cushion the lower limbs as you recovery from surgery or a diabetic wound. Custom shoes work well if you have developed a more permanent deformity that needs accommodation. Our foot doctors at Podiatry Associates, P.C. will help you decide what footwear best fits your needs. Just call (303) 805-5156 or use our contact page to make an appointment at our Castle Pines, Parker, or Denver, CO office locations.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC