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What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.

The Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill

Why is the Therapeutic Shoe Bill right for you?

With the passing of the Therapeutic Shoe Bill, Medicare (Part B) extended coverage to diabetic patients for footwear and foot inserts such as P.W. Minor, Biomechanical and Conform Footwear and Anti-Shox Conform Orthotics. These protective footwear products can help in the fight to prevent the 54,000 diabetic amputations that occur each year.

Patient Forms

Certifying Physicians Statement A Certifying Physicians Statement and a Rx (Prescription for Diabetic Shoes and diabetic insoles) must be completed by your primary care physician BEFORE shoes and/or orthotics can be dispensed. Click link to printable pdf file

Patient Information Sheet. To expedite your appointment please fill this out prior your visit. Click link to printable pdf file

Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPPA) For your information to read. Click link to printable pdf file

Patient Consent Form Click link to printable pdf file