About Diabetic Shoes
Diabetic shoes come in full and half sizes with multiple widths to accommodate diabetic feet.
They are designed to help prevent diabetic foot complications such as ulcers or calluses. They can accommodate foot deformities and help protect the feet of diabetics with poor circulation and neuropathy.
Diabetics shoes have manufacturer inserts/fillers inside the shoes. When removed, the shoes can accommodate our prefabricated or custom molded diabetic inserts.
They are manufactured from leather or similar, high quality materials. They have non-binding uppers, deep toe boxes, soft interiors and stabilizers for motion control. They are often lightweight, stretchable and provide extra cushioning support.
Dia-Foot offers the most extensive selection of diabetic shoe brands and styles in the industry with over 650 styles to choose from. Your provider can assist you in selecting shoes that will be best suited for your feet.
Do I qualify?
If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you may qualify to receive a pair of diabetic shoes and three pairs of diabetic inserts each calendar year from Medicare or your Medicare Replacement Plan. Wearing properly fitted shoes is one of the most important things you can do for your diabetic feet!
To qualify, you must have a diabetic foot exam. Your podiatrist can perform the required foot exam to see if you are qualified. Many podiatrists dispense diabetic shoes and inserts to their patients right in their offices.
The physician (must be an MD or DO) who is managing your diabetes must document the need for your diabetic shoes, such as signing a Statement of Certifying Physician Form for your podiatrist. Make sure you have a recent exam with the physician treating your diabetes!
Getting diabetic shoes and inserts can take up to eight weeks and depends on how quickly the required documentation can be obtained.
If you need diabetic shoes and inserts, contact Dia-Foot at (877) 405-3668 to locate a provider near you!
For qualified patients, Medicare allows one pair of diabetic shoes and three pairs of diabetics inserts each calendar year.
Your podiatrist can perform a required foot exam to see if you are qualified. Many podiatrists dispense diabetic shoes and inserts to their patients right in their offices.
The physician (MD or DO) who is managing your diabetes must also document and sign off on the need for your diabetic shoes, so make sure you have a recent exam with the physician (MD or DO) treating your diabetes!
Your podiatrist (or other provider) may prescribe either prefabricated or custom diabetic inserts to wear inside your diabetic shoes. Custom diabetic inserts are carefully manufactured in our Dia-Foot lab after we receive a foam impression or a digital scan of your feet from your provider.
Medicare pays 80% of the allowable amount and the remaining 20% can be billed to your secondary insurance.
If you are a Medicare patient in need of diabetic shoes and inserts and are looking for podiatrist near you who dispenses diabetic shoes to qualified Medicare patients, please email [email protected].
Dia-Foot is a national vendor for diabetic shoe for Humana and we are vendors for many other insurance companies and managed care organizations in many states including Chen Medical, JenCare, Dedicated Senior Centers, JSA, MCCI and Healthcare Partners Nevada.
Our goal is to provide quality diabetic shoes and inserts to managed care patients who need them, to help prevent diabetic foot complications and optimize patient outcome.
If you are a managed care patient and have been referred to Dia-Foot to receive diabetic shoes and inserts, please email [email protected] for assistance!
Dia-Foot is a Florida participating provider for:
- Care Plus (no Medicaid)
- Coventry (no Medicaid)
- Devoted Health
- MMM of FL
- Preff.Care Partners
- Sunshine Health
Our Wellington, Florida store facility is located at:
3281 Fairlane Farms Road, Suite 4
Wellington, Florida 33414
Click here for a map and directions to our Wellington store location.
To reach our Wellington store facility staff directly, please call (561) 791-1213 prompt 4
If you need to find a participating provider location in Florida outside the local Wellington area, please call our Dia-Foot insurance department at (561) 791-1213 prompt 1 for assistance or use this map to search for one.
Our Las Vegas, Nevada store facility is located at:
4280 West Windmill Lane, Suite 111
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Click here for a map and directions to our Las Vegas store location.
To reach our Las Vegas store facility staff directly, please call (702) 970-7166
Taking Care of Your Diabetic Feet
To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot or leg, follow these guidelines:
Inspect your feet daily. Check for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling or nail problems. Use a magnifying hand mirror to look at the bottom of your feet. Call your doctor if you notice anything.
Bathe feet in lukewarm, never hot, water. Keep your feet clean by washing them daily. Use only lukewarm water—the temperature you would use on a newborn baby.
Be gentle when bathing your feet. Wash them using a soft washcloth or sponge. Dry by blotting or patting and carefully dry between the toes.
Moisturize your feet but not between your toes. Use a moisturizer daily to keep dry skin from itching or cracking. But don't moisturize between the toes—that could encourage a fungal infection.
Cut nails carefully. Cut them straight across and file the edges. Don’t cut nails too short, as this could lead to ingrown toenails. If you have concerns about your nails, consult your doctor.
Never treat corns or calluses yourself. No “bathroom surgery” or medicated pads. Visit your doctor for appropriate treatment.
Wear clean, dry socks. Change them daily.
Consider socks made specifically for patients living with diabetes. These socks have extra cushioning, do not have elastic tops, are higher than the ankle and are made from fibers that wick moisture away from the skin.
Wear socks to bed. If your feet get cold at night, wear socks. Never use a heating pad or a hot water bottle.
Shake out your shoes and feel the inside before wearing. Remember, your feet may not be able to feel a pebble or other foreign object, so always inspect your shoes before putting them on.
Keep your feet warm and dry. Don’t let your feet get wet in snow or rain. Wear warm socks and shoes in winter.
Consider using an antiperspirant on the soles of your feet. This is helpful if you have excessive sweating of the feet.
Never walk barefoot. Not even at home! Always wear shoes or slippers. You could step on something and get a scratch or cut.
Take care of your diabetes. Keep your blood sugar levels under control.
Do not smoke. Smoking restricts blood flow in your feet.
Get periodic foot exams. Seeing your foot and ankle surgeon on a regular basis can help prevent the foot complications of diabetes.