Diabetics suffer from poor circulation, which is potentially dangerous for the feet and lower legs. From the moment that a doctor diagnoses you with diabetes, you must take proper care of your feet. Those that do not take care of their feet and do not treat their health problems properly are at risk of losing their feet. The problem occurs because the feet do not get enough circulation. Eventually, the patient can lose feeling in the foot and the doctor must amputate the area. A good pair of diabetic insoles can reduce swelling, protect from shock and tearing, and decrease the chances of losing a foot.
One of the main reasons why diabetics have poor circulation in their feet is because they lack the proper support. Diabetic insoles are incredibly comfortable and give you the support that you need. Most doctors recommend wearing shoes that fit loosely on your feet, such as those that feature Velcro straps instead of shoelaces. When you lace and tie your shoes, you are more likely to tie the knot too tightly, which impedes blood flow to the area. Slipping a pair of insoles inside the shoes is a simple way to increase blood flow to the feet. In addition, the pressure sensitive fabric such as Plastazote or Microcell help distribute foot weight and pressures evenly to reduce skin tear.
The insoles feature multiple layers that are specially treated by heat. The special design ensures that every area of your foot is covered by the insole. With most shoes, your feet only touch a small portion of the shoe. This creates a problem because your feet do not have enough support, which can lead to swelling and pain or numbness. Diabetic insoles completely cover every spot on your foot for more comfort and support. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you can benefit from a good pair of insoles.
Our most popular Diabetic Insoles are the ProThotic Comfort Gel Insoles due to their plastizote top coat and extreme softness and shock absorption properties.
Many diabetics find it helpful to use multiple pairs of diabetic insoles, and place a pair inside each pair of shoes they wear on a regular basis. You might find it time consuming to constantly switch the insoles between different pairs of boots or shoes, and even skip wearing the insoles a few days a week. You should wear your insoles every time you wear shoes, even if you are just running to the store or running outside to grab your mail. The insoles offer the kind of support that you need. If you want to reduce swelling and keep your feet protected, reach for a pair of insoles designed for diabetics.