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Let’s Talk About Shoes!


Clinical studies have shown that wearing diabetic shoes and inserts can help prevent ulcers for at-risk diabetic patients.

Dia-Foot offers shoes from 14 different manufacturers in this year’s catalog so patients can find shoes for their own specific lifestyle needs. 

Here’s a quick rundown!


Our New Balance athletic collection offers walking, running and training shoes with specific needs such as cushioning, stability, core training and industrial wear. The popular diabetic shoe go-to 813 model provides great width with a roomy toe box. Our New Balance Fresh Foam collection provides plenty of cushioning and breathable mesh uppers.


Dr. Comfort offers a large variety of athletic, casual, dress, specialty and double depth shoes. Their combination of technology, materials and craftsmanship has made Dr. Comfort a preferred brand of both podiatrist and their patients. 


Propet shoes are made for walking and are comfortable, stylish, lightweight and affordable. Check out the popular men’s Cliff Walker boots for hiking and work, or the ladies Olivia for the ultimate in stretch comfort.


Dia-Foot is a proud supplier of SAS brand shoes which are handmade and manufactured in the USA. Expect superior comfort, durability and style when choosing SAS diabetic footwear.


Gravity Defyer athletic shoes are bestsellers and manufactured with VersoShock technology to help absorb impact to joints and to help relieve pain in the foot, ankle, knees and back. 


Our Wolverine, Rockport and Dunham brand shoe collection offers high-quality boots and boat shoes including the popular Wolverine Steel-Toe Harrison Boot and the Dunham Captain. 


Othofeet offers a vast variety of diabetic shoes styles with superior comfort and function. This includes a number of choices with stretchable uppers to accommodate swelling, bunions and hammertoes.


Nature Strides shoes were designed by podiatrists and have wide toe boxes and soft conforming leather. The very popular woman’s Nantucket and men’s Cape clogs allow feet to easily slide in and have a padded adjustable back-strap. 

 

Hush Puppy shoes for men and women offer some of the best lightweight shoes for diabetics and include the ladies Power Walkers and the men’s Gil.


I-Runners athletic shoes provide comfort and protection for diabetic who need wider toe boxes and a durable shoe. The Pro Series offers non-slip models for safety in the workplace and at home. 


APIS brand shoes are perfect for patients with hard to fit foot conditions. These extra, extra depth shoe models help accommodate larger feet and AFOs. 


Drew shoes are well known for their all-day comfort and soft, full-grain leathers. Check out the comfy Rose mary jane collection or the men’s Voyager model.


Contact us at Dia-Foot for all of your shoe-related questions!

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Welcome to our Dia-Foot Blog

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Tips for Dispensing Diabetic Shoes the Easy Way!

Every diabetic patient who has at least one of the six qualifying foot conditions per the LCD, is eligible for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts. Up to 80% of a podiatry practice’s patients may qualify! Read on for some helpful tips to keep your Diabetic Shoe Program running smoothly.

Keep diabetic shoe catalogs updated! We update our catalogs in our newsletters and provide QR codes so you can view the latest online version which includes any new styles added. You can call also call Dia-Foot at (877)405-3668 prompt 2 for a list of current updates. Crossing off discontinued shoes in your office catalogs can help speed up your orders.

During your patient’s foot exam, measure accurately with a Brannock device and document the required elements - the qualifying foot condition, what you are ordering, the foot measurements and if ordering custom inserts, add casting details and justification.

Patient communication is important! Make sure patients provide you with the CORRECT Certifying Physician name, which can be a PCP or an Endocrinologist. Have your patients choose at least two or more shoes to prevent backorders due to Covid-19. Tell your patients you will call them when their shoes arrive and instruct them to wait at least six weeks before calling you for status.

Use short simple wording in your fax covers when requesting signatures and notes from Certifying Physicians. Get all THREE signed documents you are required to get. This has become easier due to recent LDC changes that allow NP and PA’s to perform those face-to-face diabetic exams.

Check your shoe and insert orders for accuracy as soon as you receive them and schedule your patient before the dispense-by date.

The day you dispense is your Date of Service. Have your patient sign the Proof of Delivery and complete your in-office dispensing exam with required elements - what you dispensed, your objective opinion on the fit while the patient was wearing their shoes, how the patient found the fit and, if dispensing pre-fabs inserts, the heat method used.

Utilizing the above tips can help your practice dispense diabetic shoes more efficiently!

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