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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Do diabetic patients need special shoes?

A
In some cases, yes, some diabetic patients need special shoes, but not all.  Your podiatrist will perform a thorough exam to determine if there are certain risks factors, such as poor circulation, a history of ulcers or sores, a history of amputation, or documented neuropathy with other bony deformities of the toes or feet.  Your doctor is able to write a proper prescription which may include accommodative orthotics.