Welcome to Community Pharmacy and our Diabetic Shoe Program!
We are excited to serve you in protecting your feet from breakdown and/or ulceration by using properly fitted diabetic footwear. Our Certified Pedorthist is here to assist you in this important process. Please be aware that you must have Medicare Part B and meet the qualifying conditions for diabetic shoes (see Guide to Clinical Notes to understand what qualifies and must be noted in your chart when you see your Doctor for foot exam). Be aware that we are not contracted with Medicare Advantage Plans. Please follow the instructions below so that we can expedite the process of getting you into your new shoes.
Proper foot care is an important part of diabetic management. In fact, diabetics are at an extremely increased risk of serious foot disorders. Foot problems are the most common diabetes complication leading to hospitalizations. Foot ulcers can be caused by improper shoe gear that can result in an infection and possible amputation. Studies show that well fitted diabetic shoes with moldable insoles reduce the development of ulcers.
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Medicare realized the need to reduce the incidence of diabetic foot complications that can result in expensive hospitalizations. For this reason, Medicare will cover this service for those patients with or without a history of foot complications.
Please call or visit the pharmacy for additional information on this service.
At Community Pharmacy we offer Simplify My Meds a FREE service that synchronizes your monthly prescriptions so they are all due to be filled the same day. This means one trip to the pharmacy each month instead of one trip for each prescription! This is a great money and time saver and we can even synchronize an entire household for your convenience.
Questions stop by or call us at 940-382-1618
What Is Venous Insufficiency?
Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the valves of the veins fail to function. This interferes with venous return to the heart and causes blood to pool in the vein. Factors leading to venous insufficiency include venous stasis, changes or damage to the vein wall or valve.
Venous insufficiency can lead to varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, blood clots, and changes in the skin, including leg ulcers.
Why Compression Works
Compression therapy is the application of external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb. This means wearing socks or stockings that are specially designed to support your veins and increase circulation. To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed.
Remember that the heart attempts to pump blood against gravity up the veins of the legs. As a person walks, the regular contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins are necessary to help move blood towards the heart.
Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves which create additional challenges to venous circulation. Wearing SIGVARIS compression socks or stockings is vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems, especially for individuals who are at risk.
Information extracted from and available at www.sigvarisusa.com.