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Poor fitting shoes in those with diabetes

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by NewsBot, Jul 26, 2006.

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    Do US Veterans Wear Appropriately Sized Shoes?: The Veterans Affairs Shoe Size Selection Study
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 96(4): 290–292, 2006
     
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  3. Phil Wells

    Phil Wells Active Member

    It may be of interest to those who are not too technophobic that Clarks shoe shops in the UK have just launched a new non-contact digital image capture system for measuring kids feet.
    It measures the feet (Both together) then compares the measures against their shoe last dimension. It then suggets the best fit for the child via a nice touch screen.
    Stating the obvious here but I am sure we can all imagine how useful this would be for the at risk foot. The only thing holding it back in healthcare is money - surprise surprise!!

    Phil
     
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    Do patients with diabetes wear shoes of the correct size?
    Harrison SJ, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ, Leese GP.
    Int J Clin Pract. 2007 Nov;61(11):1900-4.
     
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    As today is World Diabetes Day, a couple of news stories on this have come out:

    Innovations Report are reporting:
    63% of diabetics risk serious foot problems by wearing the wrong-sized shoes
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    The Daily Mail have also picked up the story:
    Diabetics 'risk amputations by wearing ill-fitting shoes'
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  7. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

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    The study is far too small and further complicated by no universal criteria for what constitutes an 'approriate fit.' For centures shoe industries have blatently refused to set 'universal shoe sizing and no call for improved foot health will make a jot difference, I fear. I think these reports are 'well meant' and cover 'well ken't' ground but little else. I must say my attention was drawn more to the reported low up take of self examination, which I think speak's volumes.

    Hey, what do I know?
    toeslayer
     
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    Comparison of shoe-length fit between people with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a case-control study
    Alistair D McInnes, Farina Hashmi, Lisa J Farndon, Amanda Church, Maria Haley, Debora M Sanger and Wesley Vernon
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012, 5:9
     
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    Recognizing the Prevalence of Changing Adult Foot Size
    An Opportunity to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

    John E. Connolly and James S. Wrobel
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 104(1): 118–122, 2014
     
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    A prospective study of analyzing foot wear practice in patients with diabetic foot problems
    Amit Kumar C. Jain, Rajagopalan S.
    In J Surg; Vol 5, No 8 (2018)
     
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