Diabetic Shoes

Diabetic Shoes

At Gaughn’s Drug Store, we are here to help you find the right solution for you when prescribed Diabetic or Therapeutic shoes. We have a Certified Therapeutic Shoe Fitter, Jodi Jones, on staff to assist you! Jodi will spend the time needed for thorough examination and counseling so you will understand the benefits of therapeutic shoes so the two of you together will be able to establish your goals to achieve the desired benefits.

Apex Diabetic Shoes

Apex footwear is designed to protect your feet from the threat of diabetic foot ulcers while providing quick relief from pain and discomfort.

 Click here to view the full line of Apex products.

The Benefits of Diabetic Footwear

The main purpose of diabetic shoes is to achieve a proper fit to avoid “shearing”, the movement of the foot inside the shoe.  Diabetics with foot conditions are susceptible to developing sores on their feet if they have poorly fitting shoes that they may not even feel.  This can lead to more serious problems if they can’t heal properly because of poor circulation.  Proper fitting diabetic shoes and inserts will prevent shearing by achieving total contact with the bottom of the foot and reduce the risk of sores developing.  It is interesting to know that 60-70% of diabetics have mild to severe forms of nerve damage resulting in loss of sensation in their feet.  Of these, only 7% currently receive diabetic shoes.  According to the CDC: Comprehensive foot care programs can reduce diabetic amputations between 45 and 85%.

Insurance Coverage

Medicare B* provides coverage for one pair of shoes and three pairs of custom inserts per year if a person is 65 or older and has been diagnosed with Diabetes Type II and an accompanying foot problem related to diabetes.  This includes neuropathy, poor circulation, foot deformity, amputation, pre-ulcerative callus or previous foot ulceration.  All the products from Dr. Comfort are over-the-counter and available for purchase without insurance, as well.  Please ask for prices.

*You may also be eligible for coverage through PA Medicaid or Highmark Blue Cross.  Please contact us for more information.

 The Next Step

If you are interested in getting a pair of shoes or any of their other products, please call Gaughn’s at (814) 723-2840 to speak with us and get started.

You may also complete the contact request form below,
or click here to print a copy of our complete request form and fax ((814) 723-3830)/deliver to Gaughn’s:

To Verify Your Submission, You Must Enter the Total of the Two Numbers Listed Above the Submit Button PRIOR to Submitting. 

***By submitting your information, you are hereby authorizing Gaughn’s Drug Store personnel to release any information necessary to your third party carrier(s) to secure payment of benefits due to you. You are also allowing Gaughn’s Drug Store personnel to contact your Doctor(s) in order to obtain certification and prescription authorization necessary for insurance billing and dispensing of diabetic shoes and/or custom inserts.

To Verify Your Submission, You Must Enter the Total of the Two Numbers Listed Above the Submit Button PRIOR to Submitting. 

Gaughn's Drug Store | 348 Pennsylvania Ave West | Warren, PA 16365 Phone: (814) 723-2840 | Fax: (814) 723-3830