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Winter Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 3/6/19 11:20 AM

Diabetic foot care is important no matter the season.

But winter can present some unique challenges for people with diabetes, as they face threats like dry skin, increased numbness and decreased circulation.

The right diabetic footwear is important this time of year, whether that means diabetic socks, shoes or diabetic inserts. But proper footwear can only do so much. It’s important to take steps each day to make sure your feet are well cared for when winter comes.

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Does Medicare Cover Shoes for Diabetics?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 12/4/18 11:10 AM

Does Medicare Cover Shoes for Diabetics?

Proper footcare is essential for people with diabetes. In many cases, proper foot care means wearing special shoes for diabetics.

These shoes are often covered by Medicare, which will cover the cost of one pair of diabetic shoes per customer each year.

However, this option expires at the end of the calendar year, so now is the time to act. But before we discuss Medicare’s criteria for diabetic footwear coverage, let’s address why these shoes are necessary in the first place.

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