Diabetes is a syndrome in which the basic defect is an absence or
shortage of the pancreatic hormone insulin. This deficiency disrupts the
vascular system, affecting the eyes, kidneys, legs, and other
extremities such as the feet. Diabetic foot problems arise from poor
circulation that causes hyposensitivity (lack of feeling). Clinical
studies have shown that footwear and doctor prescribed orthotics play an
important role in diabetic foot care. Drew footwear has removable
insoles that can be replaced with prescribed orthotics, which help
reduce and redistribute pressure and pressure points. The footwear has a
wide shank area to better accommodate the diabetic foot. Look for
Drew's soft, tumbled leathers that reduce irritation, and shoes that are
lined with deerskin or other soft, seamless materials.
Note: This documentation is not intended to suggest treatments
for abnormal foot conditions. Any such cases should be referred to a
doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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