PODIATRY CENTER, INC. We Keep You On Your Feet
 PODIATRY CENTER, INC. We Keep You On Your Feet          

Diabetic Shoes

About Diabetes

Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. During the past decade, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, with the diabetic population currently topping 25 million people including about 7 million people who are undiagnosed.

 

Diabetes causes a variety of complications including reduction in circulation which can result in nerve damage to your limbs. 

 

Complications include:

  • Decreased function of the kidneys
  • Heart failure
  • Poor or loss of vision 
  • Poor circulation, nerve damage
  • Foot problems including ulcerations or wounds, which can lead to limb amputation

The good news is that many of these potential problems can be minimized with lifestyle changes, medications, and other preventive care. Recently, a task force was created by officials from Medicare, The American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Diabetes Association in order to explore ways to reduce the numbers of foot or leg amputations in the diabetic population.

Amputation Prevention

In 2006 about 65,700 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed on people with diabetes. However, it has been determined that over half of these amputations could have been prevented by timely, conservative foot care. 

Comprehensive Foot Care Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive foot-care programs can reduce amputation rate by 45 to 85 percent. Medicare coverage for protective footwear and shoe inserts has helped to reduce foot complications.

 

Drs. Dennis and Kevin Springer provide many of these protective and comprehensive foot care programs for diabetic patients who may be at risk. The doctors are qualified to evaluate, educate, prescribe, and dispense these protective products to patients.



Program Includes:

  • Risk assessment
  • Foot care education
  • Preventative therapy
  • Treatment of foot problems

Medicare Coverage:

Many patients are unaware of the Medicare coverage for preventative diabetic foot wear.  As a result, only about 3% of those who are qualified to receive the Medicare protective products actually do so.

 

Commercial Insurance Coverage:

Each insurance company is different.  We will contact your insurance company for you to ensure coverage for diabetic shoes, and we encourage you to contact your insurance company to see if your plan covers preventative diabetic foot wear.

Dr. Comfort - Custom Footwear

The finest quality footwear is custom-made by Dr. Comfort, Inc. Learn about the latest footwear support technology and shoe styles by visiting Dr. Comfort shoe catalog More

 

Learn more about proper medical footwear and diabetic foot complication prevention More

The information contained in this website is for educational use only and is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained within or pertaining to this site should be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Podiatry Center, Inc.

1266 S Main Street

North Canton, OH

44720

Phone  330-494-2700

Fax      330-494-6898

 

Office Hours

By appointment

Mon   8:30AM -6:00PM

Tues 8:30AM - 11:00AM

Wed          CLOSED

Thurs 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Fri     8:30AM - 5:00PM

 

In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Patient Information

Everything you need to know about your visit to Dr. Springer.

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New Patients

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Please bring an updated medication list, your photo ID, and your insurance cards with you to your first visit.

 

 

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