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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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Watch Your Step: The Do's and Don'ts of Diabetic Foot Care

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 10/10/18 6:30 AM

 

Proper foot care is important for everyone, but it's especially important for people with diabetes, as anyone who has ever shopped for shoes for diabetics can tell you.

About a quarter of all diabetes-related hospital visits stem from foot issues, and people with diabetes are at high risk for foot ulcers, or – in more extreme cases – having a toe or foot amputated.

But while that sounds scary, it doesn't mean things are hopeless for people with diabetes.  There are some things you can do – and some things you should avoid – to keep your feet healthy.

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Will Medicare Cover My Diabetic Shoes?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 4/25/18 10:30 AM

While proper foot care is crucial for people with diabetes, not every person with the illness needs special shoes.

If you do need diabetic shoes, you might be able to have it paid for under Medicare. Here’s what you need to know about Medicare and shoes for diabetics.

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