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Summer Sandals for Bunions: Finding Stylish Options

Summer is a time for sunshine, beach outings, and outdoor adventures, and it's also the season to show off your favorite sandals....


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Summer Foot Care Essentials

Summer is a season of freedom, adventure, and relaxation. It's the time when we trade in our boots and sneakers for sandals and...


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The Role of Fiber in Diabetes Management: High-Fiber Recipes and Tips

Fiber is a crucial dietary component, and for those managing diabetes, it becomes an even greater ally. This blog post delves...


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Gut Health and Diabetes: The Connection and Probiotic-Rich Recipes

The human body is a complex ecosystem teeming with trillions of microorganisms, bacteria being the most abundant. These gut...


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The Glycemic Index: Choosing Carbs Wisely

In the world of healthy eating, the glycemic index (GI) gets thrown around a lot. But what exactly is it, and how can it help you...


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New Diabetes Research: Breakthroughs and Promising Developments

Diabetes continues to be a prevalent health concern, affecting millions worldwide. But the landscape of diabetes research is...


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Diabetic Dishes – Grilled Chicken Salad

Looking for a lunch or dinner option that's both satisfying and kind to your blood sugar? Look no further than this fantastic...


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Tips For Breaking In New Orthopedic Shoes

Breaking in new shoes can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to orthopedic footwear. However, with the right approach...


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Diabetes and Heart Health: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and heart disease are two prevalent health conditions that often go hand in hand. The connection between them is...


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Stylish Diabetic Footwear Trends for the Season

In the realm of fashion, functionality has long played second fiddle to style. Yet, as our understanding of health and wellness...


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Tips for Keeping Diabetic Shoes Clean and Odor-Free

For individuals with diabetes, proper foot care is paramount. Diabetic shoes play a crucial role in maintaining foot health, as...


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Diabetic Dishes – Vegetable Omelet

Maintaining a balanced diet is crucial for managing diabetes effectively. However, healthy eating doesn't have to be bland or...


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Technology and Diabetes: Wearable Devices for Foot Health Monitoring

In the dynamic landscape of diabetes management, technological advancements continue to revolutionize the way individuals monitor...


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The Intersection of Diabetes, Foot Health and Mental Well-Being

In the intricate web of health and wellness, certain connections stand out as particularly crucial. One such intersection lies at...


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Diabetes Support Groups: Building a Community for Shared Experiences

Living with diabetes presents a unique set of challenges, from managing blood sugar levels to preventing complications. Among...


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The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Differences in Treatment

Like shadows on a sunlit path, type 1 and type 2 diabetes cast similar silhouettes on the landscape of health. Both share the...


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Reasons You May Not Be Able To Feel Your Feet

The world whispers beneath your feet – the crunch of leaves, the tickle of grass, the comforting grip of the earth. But for some,...


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What You Need To Know About Charcot Foot

Foot health is a constant concern for those living with diabetes. But hidden amongst the usual suspects, a condition that can...


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Components and Benefits of Diabetic Socks

For those living with diabetes, foot health takes center stage. And in this intricate dance, diabetic socks are not just...


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What Does It Mean If Your Feet and Ankles Swell?

We all know the feeling after a long day on our feet, our socks feel a little snugger, and our ankles might appear a tad fuller....


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Why You Need to See a Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Care

For people with diabetes, feet deserve more than a glance and a quick scrub in the shower. They demand meticulous attention,...


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What Is PAD and How Can It Affect Your Feet?

Forget lurking monsters under the bed, the real threat to your feet might be closer than you think. Peripheral artery disease...


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Why Diabetic Foot Wounds Don’t Heal on Their Own

For many with diabetes, a simple cut or blister on the foot can snowball into a life-altering crisis. Unlike minor wounds that...


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2024 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2024 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2024 vs. 2023 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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Why It’s Important To Take Care of Foot Calluses

Ignoring foot calluses can lead to painful cracks,and potentially infections, putting your overall health and mobility at risk. ...


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Ways to Strengthen Your Feet and Ankles Daily

Your feet and ankles are responsible for supporting your weight and helping you move around. They are also important for balance...


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Your Everyday Checklist for Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes, it is important to take special care of your feet. Diabetes can damage your nerves and blood vessels, which...


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Tips for Navigating the Holidays With Diabetes

The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy food, family, and friends. But for people with diabetes, it can also be a challenge...


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The Anatomy and Features of Orthopedic Shoes

Orthopedic shoes are designed to provide support and comfort for people with foot problems. They are typically made with special...


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5 Reasons Why Diabetes Can Cause Foot Pain

If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels can get too high. Over time, high blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels...


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What to Consider When Choosing Diabetic Socks

Diabetic socks are designed to help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy and comfortable. They are made from materials...


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7 Best Hiking Tips for People With Diabetes

Hiking is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. But if you have diabetes, there are a few things you need to do to...


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Why People With Diabetes Need To Keep Their Feet Dry

Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, including the feet. Individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop dry, cracked...


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Ways Diabetes Can Cause Poor Circulation

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels...


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Why You Should Examine Your Feet Daily if You Have Diabetes

What do you do when your doctor returns to the room and tells you that you have diabetes? While most people view diabetes as less...


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Learn The Early Stages of Diabetic Feet Complications

It’s important for individuals with diabetes to become vigilant about foot health. Diabetes isn’t just about managing your...


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Should People With Diabetes Wear Shoes at Home?

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis means you must make numerous lifestyle changes. Sometimes, these changes are small—like forgoing...


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Red Meat & Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know that it's important to make healthy food choices. One of the questions you may have is whether or...


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Medicare Requirements for Diabetic Shoes

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, people with certain disabilities, and people with...


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History of Diabetic Shoes

Over the years, the design and construction of diabetic shoes has continued to evolve. Today, diabetic shoes are available in a...


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Understanding The Most Common Symptoms Of Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a serious condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes, it is important to see your doctor...


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Best Orthopedic Shoes for Men

Men's diabetic shoes are designed to provide comfort and support for people with diabetes. Diabetes can cause nerve damage and...


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Best Orthopedic Shoes for Women

If you have diabetes, it is important to wear shoes that are designed to meet your specific needs. Diabetic shoes can help to...


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Best Orthopedic Dress Shoes for Women

Diabetes can damage the nerves in the feet, which can lead to numbness and loss of sensation. This can make it difficult to feel...


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5 Tips for Running Safely if You Have Diabetes

Living with diabetes can have it's challenges and dealing with the symptoms can be tough. You must care for yourself by...


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Essential Tips for Diabetic Footcare During Summer

Most chronic illnesses require lifestyle changes according to the seasons, and diabetes is no exception. There’s a lot to juggle...


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10 Things You Should Do To Avoid Diabetic Foot Complications

Diabetes can throw you some unexpected challenges and it can be a lot to juggle all the lifestyle changes you must make. Because...


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Diabetic Snack Ideas

When choosing snacks, it is important to consider your blood sugar levels. Especially if you have diabetes, it is important to...


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Hemoglobin A1C - What Is It & What Is An Ideal Range?

Many individuals wonder what is Hemoglobin A1C and what is an ideal range. Well to start, Hemoglobin A1C also known as HbA1c or...


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Good Diabetic Snacks

If you have diabetes, it's important to choose snacks that are low in sugar and calories. 


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Diabetic Ulcers on Feet

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that commonly occur on the bottom of the foot. They are a serious complication of...


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5 Ways To Protect Your Feet at Home if You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it’s important to adjust certain lifestyle habits to keep your blood sugar balanced and not risk increasing...


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Tips to Start Exercising With Diabetes

If you have diabetes, exercise should be a key aspect of your health regimen, along with measuring your blood sugar and managing...


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Crucial Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

We understand you’re excited to travel, so it’s important to travel smart if you have diabetes. Ensuring you have everything you...


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How to Manage Neuropathy in Your Feet

Managing diabetes isn’t easy, but you need to do all you can to stay healthy. Part of that is dealing with symptoms to the best...


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Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Managing a condition like diabetes isn’t easy, but you can certainly get a handle on it. You just have to know the proper methods...


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Why Do Diabetics Need to See Podiatrists?

When you have diabetes, you will likely encounter complications no matter how well you manage your symptoms. It’s important to...


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Tips for Choosing Running Shoes

If you’re a person with diabetes, it’s especially important to exercise. It’s a huge part of keeping your blood sugar and blood...


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Signs You Need to Wear Orthopedic Shoes

Are you a person with diabetes? If so, you might benefit from orthopedic shoes. Your feet should get all the protection they...


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Causes and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

When you have diabetes, you must learn how to care for your feet. You need to look out for many things, including bunions, corns,...


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Best Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar Naturally

As a person with diabetes, managing your blood sugar is extremely important. While medications like Metformin are exceptional at...


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Best Tips for Improving Blood Flow in Your Feet

Maintaining good circulation, especially in your feet, is essential when you have diabetes. Diabetes affects every part of your...


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2023 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2023 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2023 vs. 2022 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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Best Daily Foot Care Tips
By Bobby Kanter On February 10, 2023

Best Daily Foot Care Tips

Having diabetes can be challenging. There are many major lifestyle changes you may have to make that may appear daunting to a...


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When You Need to Replace Your Orthopedic Shoes

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you likely have much on your plate. One of the first things your doctor—especially your...


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Why Do Diabetics Benefit From Diabetic Footwear

You might have gone to the podiatrist and had them suggest that you buy diabetic shoes. If this is the case, you’re likely...


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How Exercise Can Help With Diabetes

Exercise is fundamental to diabetes management. Most doctors will immediately green-light some exercise regimens. It doesn’t...


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How to Find the Right Diabetic Shoes

After being diagnosed with diabetes, you must make many lifestyle changes. One of the best changes you can make is the shoes you...


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Life After Diagnosis: Navigating the Journey with Diabetes

Getting diagnosed with diabetes is tough. You must make many changes, including how you exercise, which foods you eat, and more....


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Top Benefits of Daily Walks

If you’re a person with diabetes, your doctor has likely urged you to become more active. This is for a good reason. Becoming...


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Ways To Protect Your Feet During Winter

People with diabetes must make serious lifestyle changes during the winter that other people don't have to worry about. Luckily,...


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What Makes a Diabetic Shoe?

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to take care of your feet. Foot conditions like diabetic neuropathy,...


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Home Remedies to Alleviate Foot Pain

Diabetes comes with many auxiliary conditions, the most prevalent being diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a condition...


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Best Slippers for Swollen Feet

Diabetes is a health condition that affects many people. Those who are diagnosed with this condition often have to deal with many...


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Important Things to Know If Exercising With Diabetes

Exercise is essential when you have diabetes. It lowers blood pressure, helps you lose weight, and helps you become more fit....


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Worst Shoes for Diabetic Feet

Having diabetes isn’t easy. However, if you take the proper precautions, you won’t feel like you’re at the end of your rope. One...


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Myths About Diabetes You Need To Know

Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s also shrouded in misconceptions. Since...


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How Can You Prevent Bunions? Tips for Preventing Bunions!

Bunions are a painful condition many adults deal with and individuals with diabetes are especially susceptible to them. It’s...


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Diabetic Foot Problems

Living with diabetes isn't easy. There are many conditions associated with diabetes you need to be aware of so that you can...


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Gifts to Give Diabetics

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Does Exercise Help Diabetic Foot Pain?

Are you experiencing foot pain and want to learn how to decrease it? If so, this is for you. Diabetic foot pain isn’t pleasant,...


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Tips for Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis

Diabetes isn’t exactly a walk in the park, and one of the most difficult symptoms to deal with is plantar fasciitis. Plantar...


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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

As a person with diabetes, taking care of your feet should be a top priority. People with diabetes heal slower and are more prone...


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Why You Shouldn't Walk Barefoot If You're Diabetic

If you have diabetes, you know it comes with many related health problems. The disease itself warrants the highest levels of...


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Why You Need Diabetic Shoes

Diabetes treatment has come a long way since the condition’s discovery. Today, people with diabetes have a much-improved life...


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Tips to Protect Your Feet With Diabetes

Though it might seem strange, your feet are one of the most vulnerable areas of the body when you live with diabetes. Part of...


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Best Exercises for Type 2 Diabetes

When your lifestyle revolves around managing your type two diabetes, remaining active is key to warding off adverse symptoms....


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How to Spot Early Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Yet, for every person diagnosed with this condition,...


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What is Neuropathy? Why does Neuropathy hurt worse at night?

Peripheral neuropathy is a very common condition that those living with diabetes often experience. Characterized by radiating...


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Home Remedies for Swollen Feet You Must Try

Swelling and discomfort in the feet are common symptoms for those living with diabetes. Whether you’re maintaining an active...


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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

Along with conditions like heart disease and obesity, diabetes is one of the most common health concerns in the world. As a...


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What To Look for When Choosing Orthopedic Shoes

For those living with diabetes, ample foot support is vital to preventing ulcers and other more serious conditions. As such, not...


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Toe Plug vs. Toe Filler: What’s the Difference?

In our industry, toe plugs and toe fillers are frequently mixed up. Reading Medicare definitions can not only lead to confusion,...


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Women's and Men's Diabetic Slippers

Introducing The Open Back Slipper!

Featuring an open-back for easy donning/doffing and a hook and loop closure to allow for a...


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How to Get Reimbursed for Diabetic Shoes Through Your HSA/FSA Account

Did you know that you can get reimbursed for diabetic shoes through your HSA or FSA account? It may seem daunting or...


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Best Diabetic Boot for Women

Introducing The Women's No. 89 Trail Hiker!

All-terrain stability meets all-condition comfort in this lightweight, water...


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2022 Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

The 2022 reimbursement rates have been released! We have provided the 2022 vs. 2021 A5500, A5512 and A5514 rates, as well as the...


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Medicare Shoe Coverage – Diabetic Shoes (A Codes) vs. Orthopedic Shoes (L Codes)

CGS recently released some updates to the coverage provisions for those beneficiaries of shoes, inserts, and shoe modifications...


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What Are Diabetic Shoes?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “What are diabetic shoes and what makes a diabetic shoe different the average...


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Anodyne's New 2021 Diabetic Shoe Styles for Women and Men

Anodyne's new 2021 diabetic shoe styles for women and men have arrived! 

After many iterations and samples, our new 2021 styles...


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