Diabetes Foot Care Tips
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Foot Care Tips
If you have diabetes, information about how to manage your condition is vital to your well-being. Reduce your risk of infection or amputation by incorporating these 7 foot care tips.
If you don’t look after your feet you run the risk of developing sores or infections that could, in the worst case scenario, lead to amputations. As happened to my father-in-law. Reduce your risk of infection or amputation by incorporating these 7 foot care tips…
2) Don’t go around barefoot, even indoors. It’s easy to tread on something or stub your toes and cut yourself. Protect your feet with socks and
5) Take extra care to dry your feet completely, especially between your toes. These are natural moisture traps; leaving them damp or wet could create all sorts of problems.
6) Exercise your legs and feet regularly. Even when sitting, you can rotate your ankles, wiggle your toes, or move your legs up and down. These all keep your blood circulation flowing and help minimise the risk of foot problems.
7) Get your feet professionally checked, at least once a year, for sensitivity and signs of any problems. You can usually arrange this when you have your annual checkup for your AC1 levels (blood glucose levels over a 3-month period), blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Take constant care of your feet. Get help from a relative or professional; Doctor, diabetic nurse or podiatrist if you are not able to bend when trimming nails or checking for sores. Taking these simple actions will help you reduce the risk of painful problems.