Polymer Footwear for Diabetic Foot Patients

Authors

  • Kajal Anjaria Rubber Technology Department, L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
  • Prof. Rupande Desai 2 Associate Professor and Head, Rubber Technology Department, L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
  • Prof. Sunil Padhiyar Associate Professor, Rubber Technology Department, L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad

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Abstract

Recent times have seen an upsurge in the statistics of type 2 Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) in India. The
symptoms and effects associated with it can be far-reaching sometimes. This paper includes a discussion about the
diabetic footwear. This is a condition which is caused by nerve damage in patients with acute diabetes which may
result in infections, lacerations and finally an amputation of the affected foot. To take care of the foot, a specialized
range of footwear can be custom-made for different patients according to the level of infection caused in the foot.
Here, different polymeric materials that are generally used in the manufacturing of diabetic footwear and their
different combinations are dealt with. The final and the most suitable combination will be concluded with an
explanation of how the footwear provides comfort as well as protection to the damaged foot, and a brief discussion to
choose the best footwear for a diabetic foot patient.

Published

2015-05-25

How to Cite

Kajal Anjaria, Prof. Rupande Desai, & Prof. Sunil Padhiyar. (2015). Polymer Footwear for Diabetic Foot Patients. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development (IJAERD), 2(5), 397–399. Retrieved from https://ijaerd.com/index.php/IJAERD/article/view/872