WHAT ARE DIABETIC SHOES
Diabetic shoes- sometimes referred to as extra depth, therapeutic shoes- are specially designed shoes intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with pre-existing foot disease. The goal of therapeutic footwear is to prevent complication, which can include strain, ulcers, calluses, or even amputations for patients with diabetes and poor circulation.
Neuropathy can also change the shape of a person's foot, limiting the shoes that can be worn, thus making diabetic shoes more of an imperative.
I-Runner shoes have been submitted and approved by PDAC so that, when prescribed, they will be covered by Medicare.
YOUR FEET AND DIABETES
Reduced circulation and nerve damage due to diabetes can threaten your feet. Because neuropathy- the weakness, numbness and pain from nerve damage- of the feet reduces sensations; you may not notice or feel when your feet are hurt or damaged.
If you suffer from poor blood circulation it becomes harder for infections and foot injuries to heal. Even a small bump or cut, left without medical attention, can cause serious complications.
People with diabetic neuropathy in their feet may have a false sense of security as to how at risk their feet actually are. An ulcer can develop in just a few hours.
FOOTWEAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE
You can help avoid difficulties related to diabetes with a pair of quality, properly fitted shoes. I-Runner shoes were designed and developed in the United States by a certified pedorthist whose sole intention was to provide a well-made shoe that men and women with diabetes would be happy to wear.
You will notice a few of the things that separate I-Runner from other diabetic shoes the moment you slip a pair on.
The extra width and depth helps alleviate pressure on swollen feet, hammer toes and bunions. The I-Runner shoes are supportive and lightweight with extra padding that wraps your feet in protective support so you can stay active all day long without discomfort. Adding a heat-moldable insole provides a personalized fit; taking comfort to another level.