Diabetes is a serious disease that can develop from lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability of the body's insulin to perform its normal everyday functions.
Diabetes disrupts the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body such as the eyes, kidneys, legs, and feet.
Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to the insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result such as ulcerations – even amputation in severe cases.
Because foot complications are often associated with diabetes, it is extremely important that people with diabetes pay particular attention to foot care. Properly fitting footwear can prevent foot problems, or avoid complications associated with diabetes. P.W. Minor footwear is ideal for diabetics because they:
- Are available in a variety of shapes that include a wide mid-foot area.
- Have stretchable and moldable uppers that provide extra comfort.
- Additional depth to reduce pressure on the foot, and to accommodate custom orthotics.
- Have wide, easy-on-and-off openings, many with strap closures that reduce pressure points on sensitive areas.