Having diabetes should not, in itself, cause you difficulties in finding suitable shoes. If you do have problems, it may be helpful to discuss these with your diabetes team or one of the following organisations.
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
1 Fellmongers PathTower Bridge RoadLondon SE1 3LY020 7234 8620www.feetforlife.org
The Society is the leading professional body for HPC registered chiropodists and podiatrists in the UK. The website includes patient information on common foot problems and provides a free list of private practice podiatrists in the United Kingdom.
Disabled Living Foundation
The Disabled Living Foundation aims to make everyday life easier for people with disabilities and carers, by giving impartial advice about equipment for overcoming problems in daily living, including information about footwear and clothing.
The Society of Shoe Fitters
Founded in 1959, the society is a 'not for profit' organisation, and membership is through qualification only. The society is made up of shoe fitters, chiropodists, podiatrists, company representatives and agents, technicians and laboratory staff connected to footwear.