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Diabetic foot Australia Guideline on footwear for people with diabetes

If you have diabetes, please choose your everyday shoes more carefully.
Please have a good read of the below journal article

Diabetic Foot Australia guideline on footwear for people with diabetes
https://jfootankleres.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s13047-017-0244-z

If you have no time, here goes the summary.

1. For all people at risk of foot ulceration
– Wear footwear that fits, protects and accommodates the shape of the feet
– Always wear socks in footwear to reduce shear and friction

2. For all people at HIGH risk of foot ulceration
– Obtain footwear from an appropriately trained professional
– Wear footwear at all times both indoors and outdoors
– Check footwear each time before wearing to ensure there are no foreign objects in the footwear, or penetrating the soles
– Check feet when footwear is removed, to ensure that there are no signs of abnormal pressure, trauma or ulceration
– If you have a foot deformity or pre-ulcerative lesion, consider medical grade footwear, which may include custom-made orthotics
– If you have a healed plantar foot ulcer, you need medical grade footwear with custom-made orthotics with a demonstrated plantar pressure reducing effect in the high-risk areas
– Review prescribed footwear every 3 months to ensure it still fits, protects, and supports the foot

3. For people with diabetic foot ulceration
– Need appropriate offloading devices to heal these ulcers

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