Diabetic Footwear

Diabetic Footwear with your comfort in mind

When you need Diabetic Footwear that has your style in mind, Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy in Douglasville and Villa Rica has everything you need.

What Is Diabetic Footwear?

Diabetic Footwear, which is commonly referred to as therapeutic shoes or extra depth shoes, can be categorized under comfort shoes or orthopedic shoes. The purpose of these specially designed footwear options is to maintain and improve foot health by reducing the risk of skin breakdown for those diagnosed with diabetes and suffering from foot abnormalities or deformities. Improper and poorly fitting footwear can cause problems such as calluses, ulcers and blisters that can lead to infection and ultimately even amputation. Diabetic Footwear must have a removable shoe insert or insole, for added depth to accommodate prescribed or custom orthotics. Together, Diabetic Footwear and diabetic insoles can help prevent foot injuries and complications while improving mobility.

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Are My Diabetic Shoes Covered By Medicare or Insurance?

Diabetic Footwear can be covered by Medicare Part B under the Therapeutic Shoe Program (https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/therapeutic-shoes-or-inserts.html). Private insurance coverage varies by provider so contact your individual provider directly for complete details. Typically, to qualify for Diabetic Footwear, you must be under a comprehensive diabetes treatment plan and have one or more of these conditions:

  • Poor Circulation
  • Foot Deformity Such as Hammertoes, Bunions, Etc.
  • Previous Foot Ulceration
  • History of Pre-Ulcerative Callus
  • Peripheral Neuropathy with Evidence of Callus Formation
  • Partial or Complete Amputation of The Foot

Socks and Support Hose

One of the common side effects of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy. This uncomfortable condition can cause both a loss of sensation and intense pain in the extremities of a person with diabetes. Some diabetics experience a burning, tingling pain, while others feel a strange numbness. It is very important that a diabetic person take special care of their foot-related issues by wearing Diabetic Footwear. Diabetic Footwear for men and women are crafted to support feet and minimize the discomfort from diabetic foot problems. When worn with socks for diabetics or diabetic support hose, Diabetic Footwear will definitely put a little pep back in your step.

Your Source for Diabetic Footwear and Supplies

From diabetic dress shoes to boots, athletic shoes, sandals, slippers and other Diabetic Footwear, the Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy has something to fit your personal needs and lifestyle. Our knowledgeable and devoted team at our Douglasville and Villa Rica location is here to educate and help you find your perfect pair of Diabetic Footwear.

The Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy has set ourselves apart from other pharmacies and Medical Supply Stores by choosing to keep the mom and pop feel but provide a higher class of service and products! You’ll always work with somebody at our pharmacy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions. Visit us for all your healthcare needs!

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