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The Difference Between Diabetic Shoes and Regular Shoes

Feb 03 2019 Tags: Diabetes, diabetic shoes, diabetics, Neuropathy

The Difference Between Diabetic Shoes and Regular Shoes

Diabetic footwear is obviously designed specifically to address foot conditions that are particular to persons with diabetes, such as skin breakdown caused by poor circulation, foot ulcers, numbness, or diabetic neuropathy. But what differentiates diabetic shoes from regular shoes? To understand the difference between diabetic shoes and regular shoes, we must first ask ‘what are diabetic shoes and what are their special features’? Special features of diabetic footwear Diabetic footwear must contain specific features and be designed and constructed in a way that alleviates the foot conditions to which diabetics are prone. The best shoes for diabetics include the following...

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