Diabetes can reek havoc on a diabetic’s feet. 2015-2021. But practitioners who treat diabetic patients know all too well that healthcare in the real world is different from healthcare in the literature. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In 107 patients with diabetes, neuropathy, a recently healed plantar foot ulcer, and custom-made footwear, footwear use was measured during 7 consecutive days using a shoe-worn, temperature-based monitor. That last bit freaks me out every time, so enough serious talk for now. Diabetes Association. During usage the pressure gets completely offloaded from stress points thereby releasing undue stress and spreads evenly across the foot bed which in turn helps reduce pain.
Your podiatrist or other specialist might also suggest a custom insert, which can relieve heel or arch pain, and can take pressure off areas that might be prone to calluses. One in four Canadians with diabetes will develop potentially serious foot problems related to the disease. (2013