Can diabetics wear flip flops?

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Can diabetics wear flip flops?

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answered Jan 19 by JennyCarner (2,790 points)
Diabetics should not wear flip flops because the straps can put pressure on your foot which can lead to sores and blisters.

Avoid sandals, flip flops and other open toed shoes or footwear when diabetic.

Diabetics should never walk barefoot as if you do walk barefoot when diabetic even inside your house you risk stubbing your toe, foot etc and doing so can lead to a serious foot ulcer.

It's best for a diabetic to wear diabetic socks around the house or at least wear some house slippers to protect your foot.

Diabetic socks are socks that are designed to alleviate pressure on your foot and leg which is important when you're diabetic.

Being diabetic raises your blood sugar level, which can increase the risk of foot ulcers.

Diabetic socks are specially designed socks to keep your feet dry, decrease the risk of foot injury, and enhance blood circulation.

Diabetic socks are a key part of foot care, which is an important aspect of diabetes management due to potential damage to the nervous and circulatory systems caused by high blood sugar levels.

To get diabetic supplies through Medicare you need your medical information from a doctor showing you have diabetes and need diabetic supplies and also the doctor will usually prescribe you the diabetic supplies you need.

Then look for a diabetic supply company that accepts Medicare and then the diabetic supply company will bill Medicare for your diabetic supplies.

You give the diabetic supply company your Medicare information and other personal information and they will take it from there.

Medicare covers any brand of diabetic supplies when they are prescribed by your doctor.

If your doctor says you need the diabetic supplies such as diabetic shoes, blood glucose monitors, blood glucose test strips, lancet devices and lancets etc then Medicare usually covers it.

Diabetic shoes are comfortable as a doctor will fit them to you.

The doctor makes sure that the diabetic shoe fits your foot properly and so you should have no discomfort when wearing the diabetic shoe.

Health insurance including Medicare will cover the cost of diabetic shoes since they are a prescribed shoe.

When your doctor prescribes you diabetic shoes they are deemed medically necessary footwear so the health insurance including Medicare will cover the cost of the diabetic shoes.

Any doctor such as Podiatrists, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists can write prescriptions for therapeutic footwear and diabetic shoes.

But certifying physicians must provide documentation that they personally examined a patient's feet or otherwise verify the exam performed by one of these other care providers.

An extra depth shoe means the shoe has more depth to it so that your foot sits further down into the shoe than a regular shoe.

In an extra depth shoe your foot or feet go further into the shoe than they would in a regular depth shoe.

Extra depth shoes give your foot more room and adequate room for a custom orthotic or diabetic insole.

When you're diabetic your doctor may prescribe you some extra depth shoes or even if you have other foot conditions that require an extra depth shoe.

The extra depth shoe would make your feet more comfortable when you have diabetes or other foot conditions.

A doctor will need to fit the extra depth shoe or diabetic shoe to your foot or it could cause other health issues.

Extra depth shoes offer added volume in the shoe to accommodate for orthotics or foot conditions that need extra room.

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