PROTECTING THE AT-RISK FOOT
If you have medical insurance and are diagnosed with diabetes and foot complications, you may have coverage for therapeutic footwear at little or no out-of-pocket or up-front cost.
Protecting At-Risk Feet
Diabetes-associated lower extremity amputations comprised 70.2% of all lower extremity amputations performed in Massachusetts from 2002 through 2004, according to Massachusetts Department Public Health.
A primary strategy for protecting the feet of people with diabetes is to provide therapeutic footwear. Therapeutic shoes are professionally fitted to accommodate custom molded insoles, and provide a safe environment for the feet, especially in the toe area. Custom molded insoles evenly distribute pressures across the weight-bearing (plantar) surface of the foot.
Therapeutic Shoe Benefit (TSB) for Persons with Diabetes and Complications
In order to qualify, you must have a diagnosis of diabetes with at least one of the following conditions:
About Boston Pedorthic
Whether it’s for casting and crafting a custom shoe, or cutting apart a shoe and building up an orthopedic modification, you can depend upon skilled hand work and expert decision-making.
Boston Pedorthic is accredited by the American Board for Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics and is a member of the Pedorthic Footwear Association and the Diabetes Coalition of Massachusetts.
These forms may be faxed to Boston Pedorthic at (617)-787-8779. If you have a prescription and wish Boston Pedorthic to fax the other forms to your doctor(s) directly, just let us know.
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