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With diabetes, picking the right shoe matters

For those of us with diabetes, having a very comfortable shoe is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Since diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet, the best possible shoe becomes even more important. To avoid blisters, ulcers and other wounds that could lead to serious complications, take your time in choosing the shoes that suit both your lifestyle and health needs.

Why selecting the right shoe is important

“Pressure and neuropathy along with the possibility of foot deformities can lead to ulceration,” notes Dr. Han Pham Hulen, medical director at Medical City Dallas Wound Care in Texas. Relieving the pressure and protecting the foot from injury are two of the ways that the right shoe can help ensure a lower rate of complications.

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