Diabetes

Which shoes to choose?
Correct footwear choice is essential to help keep your feet happy

Diabetes
Approximately 1.8 million people in the UK have diabetes and a further one million have the condition but are unaware that they do. People with diabetes are unable to regulate the levels of glucose in their blood. Diabetes may be controlled by diet, medication or daily injections of insulin. Good control of diabetes is vital to prevent long term complications.
The feet may be affected in two ways – the circulation of blood to the feet may be reduced, impairing healing and increasing the chances of infection and the nerves that give sensation may be damaged. The feet may be numb and changes to their structure may occur, such as an increase in arch height or clawing of the toes. The choice of shoes is very important, as potential problems may be avoided by wearing the right type.
Footwear features to consider
Choose shoes that have plenty of internal space and a soft upper to prevent pressure on the toes and joints. A lace or fastening will hold the foot securely and prevent excess movement. A sole that provides good shock absorption is ideal. Smooth internal seams are essential.

Footnote
Hotter shoes feature plenty of depth throughout the shoe and many have a removable cushioned insole. There’s a wide range of attractive styles that feature adjustable fastenings such as laces or straps.

Discover the secret in every step…
At Hotter we know that comfort never goes out of fashion, but we also believe that your feet should look as good as they feel. We’re passionate about shoes, so every single pair is stylishly designed and incorporates our secret Comfort Concept® features, ensuring feet are as stylish as they are comfortable.
There are numerous conditions which affect the feet, and it’s important that you wear the right style of shoe depending on your symptoms. These pages should act as a guideline as each case will be different. Please always consult your podiatrist if you have any concerns regarding the health of your feet.

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