Diabetic Foot Care And Diabetic Foot Insoles
For those suffering from diabetes, taking proper care of your feet is very important. Diabetics typically suffer from poor circulation and loss of sensation in their extremities and this is most commonly seen in their feet. As their diabetes progresses, they can develop neuropathy which sees sensory difficulties, often allowing for poor fit of shoes, excessive pressure and friction and other injuries to go undetected. Because of this, diabetics are particularly prone to ulcerations, infections and in extreme cases, amputation.
For this reason, proper shoe fit is crucial to avoiding friction, pressure sores and excess stress on the feet. Shoes have to match foot length and width as well as provide proper support for the heel. There needs to be minimal or no seams or stitching inside the shoe where possible, which could result in rubbing or chafing and ultimately, damage to the foot.