The feet are the area of the body most often affected by diabetic neuropathy. Foot sores can lead to infections, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes and socks that fit properly. Diabetics need to buy shoes made from materials that can breathe such as leather, canvas, and suede. These shoes can be purchased at specialty stores and online through websites such as bestdiabeticshoes.com.
Medicare will pay for one pair of shoes and up to 3 innersoles per year for people with diabetes who meet specific requirements. Click here to learn more.