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shoe help

Posted by Casey on 4/28/05 at 11:58 (173872)

I am a nurse with a male patient that has severe bunions, Type 1 diabetes, Down Syndrome. He wears a size 4 or 5 - xxxx wide. He has had custom molded shoes for several years. Now he wants to have tennis shoes like the 'other guys'. Local podiatrist tried some of the special order shoes they can order for diabetics. Men's not small enough and women's not wide enough. Can anyone suggest a solution or option? He does have Medicaid and Medicare for funding. Thanks.

Re: shoe help

Richard, C.Ped on 4/29/05 at 08:10 (173912)

I Casey, I have a few good suggestions that have worked well for us with the same type of patient. Please feel free to email me and we can talk.
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Re: shoe help

Linda V on 4/29/05 at 17:51 (173941)

Tried online to find a site which could help, but did not succeed...but I think you are GREAT to try to help your patient. Nurses are problem solvers and critical thinkers. Happy Nurses Day to you a bit early!