Do people with diabetes wear their prescribed footwear?

  title={Do people with diabetes wear their prescribed footwear?},
  author={Elizabeth Knowles and Andrew J M Boulton},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={13 12},
Ill-fitting shoes are a common cause of foot ulceration in people with diabetes mellitus and prescribed footwear is used to prevent and treat such lesions. However, footwear is only effective if worn and the shoes supplied have to be acceptable to the patient. A study of patients who were supplied with footwear at a diabetic foot clinic was conducted using face-to-face interviews and a structured questionnaire, to assess footwear usage and patient preference. Of the 50 subjects who participated… CONTINUE READING