One of the most common problems faced by diabetics is poor foot condition. Your feet appear to be more prone to cuts, bruises, and other common ailments.
For this reason, doctors always advise diabetics to take special care of their feet and regularly monitor their condition. They recommend getting your feet checked at least once a year and more often if your feet are causing problems.
One way to take care of your feet is to wear diabetic shoes. But what's so special about diabetic shoes compared to regular shoes and do they really affect the health of your feet?
There are two factors associated with diabetes that make the feet prone to cuts and bruises and generally lose the condition. These are poor circulation and damaged nerves in the legs.
Poor circulation, known as peripheral vascular disease, occurs when the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet begin to harden (atherosclerosis).
Diabetic shoes are designed to prevent or alleviate this problem.
-Removable soles are common in shoes for people with diabetes, which can help redistribute pressure points on the foot.
-The shoe will be very wide and roomy in the toe and grip. The toe box must be very durable and strong to protect the toes which can be very delicate.
-Shoes should have extra ventilation to reduce humidity and heat that can cause infection.
-Shoes for diabetics should be light and smooth to avoid irritation and rashes.