Cosyfeet seam-free shoes, slippers and socks for people with diabetes

LIVINGLIVING

A COSY RELATIONSHIP

Specialist footcare company Cosyfeet has invited podiatry experts

to advise on creating footwear for people with diabetes and possible

complications.

T

he College of Podiatry

has worked alongside

shoe design company

Cosyfeet in advising

which of the company's

extra roomy footwear styles are suitable

for people with diabetes. Representatives

from the college were invited to Cosyfeet's

head office in Somerset to advise on the

suitability of each style for people with a

diagnosis of diabetes who are vulnerable

to foot complications.

The College's Clinical Director,

Professor Paul Chadwick, headed up the

visiting panel, accompanied by advanced

diabetic podiatrist Krishna Gohill and

advanced biomechanics podiatrist

Martin Nunn. They were responding

to Cosyfeet's request for advice on

giving clear and accurate information to

customers requiring specialised footwear

due to having diabetes.

Cosyfeet's Managing Director, Andrew

Peirce commented on the visit saying,

"Many of our customers have vulnerable

feet and as shoemakers we have a

responsibility to offer them optimum

footwear for their needs. Advice from the

college has been invaluable in helping us

to identify styles suitable for those at risk

of foot complications due to diabetes, so

we can assist customers in making the

best possible purchasing decisions for

their health."

Feet forward

Recommendations from the College are

being used by Cosyfeet to identify not

only footwear styles but also sock and

hosiery products which would be suitable

for people with diabetes. They are also

being used to educate staff in giving the

best possible advice to customers, and to

assist Cosyfeet's designers in specifying

optimal products for those at risk of foot

complications.

The College of Podiatry is the

Professional Body and Trade Union

for registered podiatrists, representing

around 10,000 private practitioners, NHS

podiatrists, students and retired members.

The visiting panel used published research

and guidelines to formulate a standardised

approach to assess which Cosyfeet styles

could be considered appropriate for people

living with diabetes.

About 70% of people with diabetes

are considered 'low risk' and providing

they follow their GP's advice, can wear

most footwear without risk. The panel's

advice was geared towards those at

higher risk who need to take greater care

over the footwear choices they make.

Adds Pierce. "The comfort and foot

health of our customers is at the forefront

of everything we do. We have a duty of

care which we take extremely seriously

and are deeply grateful to the College for

their guidance."

Check your feet

Cosyfeet advise all those at potential risk

Cosyfeet's Angus Lewis and Nick Brown (on left) with

the visiting panel from the College of Podiatry.

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