But Does the Shoe Fit?

March 2, 2008

Examining the feet is an essential part of care for patients with diabetes. I go one step further-also examine the patient's shoes. I discourage the wearing of pointed-toe shoes that can interfere with circulation and lead to serious foot problems. Instead, I recommend that patients with diabetes wear shoes with wide toe boxes.

Examining the feet is an essential part of care for patients with diabetes. I go one step further-also examine the patient's shoes. I discourage the wearing of pointed-toe shoes that can interfere with circulation and lead to serious foot problems. Instead, I recommend that patients with diabetes wear shoes with wide toe boxes.

-- Mohammed M. Basha, MD
Ocala, Fla, VA Clinic
  


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