Diabetes Information from the Foot Experts at Foot Solutions®

diabetes-imgDiabetes is a serious disease that can develop from the lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability of the body’s insulin to perform its normal everyday functions. (Insulin is a substance produced by the pancreatic gland that helps process the food we eat and turn it into energy.)

Diabetes disrupts the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, legs, and feet. Indeed people with diabetes should pay special attention to their feet.



Causes of Diabetes

There are two types of Diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is usually associated with juvenile diabetes and is often linked to heredity. Type 2, commonly referred to as adult onset diabetes, is characterised by elevated blood sugars, often in people who are overweight or have not attended to their diet properly.


How We Can Help

Our line of Diabetic Footwear has the following features:

  • High, wide toe box (high and wide space in the toe area)
  • Removable insoles for flexibility and the option to insert orthotics if necessary
  • A soft, seam-free lining
  • The option of a custom insert to accommodate the foot
  • Rocker Soles designed to reduce pressure in the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain, most notably the ball-of-the-foot.