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At least 8.5 million people live together diabetes In Mexico, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Survey, prepared by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) during 2018. One of the essential items for patients with this condition is shoes and the Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (forecast) did a quality study on them.
In a study published in consumer magazineProfeco conducted a quality analysis of eight brands of shoes for people with diabetes, observing that they had the following characteristics: cut, lining, insole, contact plate, sole, toecap or helmet, buttress, other…more These were the worst ratings.
What are the worst shoes for people with diabetes, according to Profeco?
According to the results of the Profeco study, eight footwear brands received ratings between good and excellent, however, some brands did not meet certain standards. Only two products were rated excellent: Bio Shoes, in its version for both women and men.
For brands that have failed to comply with certain characteristics assessed by Profeco: pediclewomen’s shoes, Presented “The seam that creates the bulge on the inside of the shoe”While the shank—a metal piece that goes between the sole and insole—was a “deviation” from the standard requested by NMX-A-238-SCFI-2019.
According to the agency’s study, another brand that introduced irregularities was big Applebecause they also presented stitching that bulges inside the shoe, coupled with the fact that it also had no compensation template; Likewise, it did not have an instruction manual.
Foot care tips if you have diabetes*:
- Wash feet everyday.
- Wear flip flops while taking a shower.
- Dry them thoroughly with a soft cloth.
- Cream them.
- Use talc.
- Wear unstitched socks.
- Don’t walk barefoot.
- Go to the podiatrist.
- Do not remove calluses without professional help.
*According to Profeco study
What should you look for when buying shoes for people with diabetes?
between Recommendations that Profeco gives when buying shoes For people with diabetes are: that it keeps properly; The sole should always be smooth, without separating the heels; But the most important thing is that there is no bulge inside it.
It is important that shoes are purchased in stores authorized for people with diabetes, as this helps to improve circulation; Similarly, another piece of advice provided by Profeco is not to overtighten them in case they are laced and to check them constantly to detect possible irregularities.