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3D Printed Insoles Offers New Hope for Patients with Diabetes

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Scientists claim that new 3D printed insoles can significantly improve the foot health of people suffering with diabetes.

This study offers hope for millions of patients with diabetes who are at risk of developing foot ulcers, which in many cases end up in amputation. It presents the first quantitative evidence in support of optimized cushioning in diabetic footwear as part of standard clinical practice.

In their latest paper [‘Optimized cushioning in diabetic footwear can significantly enhance their capacity to reduce plantar pressure’] published in Gait and Posture, researchers conclude that selecting the correct cushioning ...