The goal of a podiatrist is to prevent diabetic patients from being hospitalized with a foot problem. In fact, foot complications are the most common reason for diabetics to be hospitalized each year. Worse yet, many of these hospitalizations result in amputations! We developed the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer to be part of a self-care regimen for diabetics to help keep people out of the hospital. Yet, nothing replaces the value of a comprehensive diabetic foot exam with a doctor.