Diabetic Foot Care
For people with diabetes, having too much glucose (sugar) in their blood for a long time can cause some serious complications including foot problems. As a person with diabetes, you are more vulnerable to foot problems, as diabetes can damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet. Our clinic provides a thorough diabetic assessment as well as ongoing routine checkups to maintain excellent foot health.
Diabetes foot care health tips
- Wash your feet daily with mild soap in lukewarm water
- Pat to dry, do not rub
- Apply cream once feet are dry
Examine your feet each day
- Examine the tops and bottoms of your feet for any sores or debris. If you cannot examine them yourself have someone examine them for you.
- Check for any cracks and dry skin.
- Look for cuts, scratches, blisters, or any other sores.
- Check for ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses.
Protect your feet with proper footwear and socks
- Never go bare foot. Always protect your feet by wearing shoes or hard-soled slippers or footwear.
- Look and feel inside your shoes before putting them on to make sure there are no foreign objects or rough areas.
- Avoid tight fitting socks.
- Wear natural-fiber socks such as wool or cotton.
- Change socks daily.
- Wear shoes or boots that will protect your feet from various weather conditions such as the cold and moisture.