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7 Diabetes Foot Care Tips

7 Diabetes Foot Care Tips

If you have diabetes info about how to manage your condition is important to your well being.

If you don’t take care of your feet you risk of establishing sores or infections that could, in the worst case scenario, cause amputations. As taken place to my father-in-law.

Minimize your threat of infection or amputation by integrating these 7 foot care suggestions...

1. Check your feet day-to-day – especially if you have low sensitivity or no sensation in your feet. Sores, cuts and grazes might go undetected and you could develop issues leading to amputations.

2. Don’t go around barefoot, even indoors. It’s simple to tread on something or stub your toes and cut yourself. Protect your feet with socks/stockings and shoes/slippers.

3. Be mindful if you have corns or calluses. Contact your doctor or podiatrist the best method to care for them.

4. Wash your feet daily in warm, NOT HOT water. And do not soak your feet (even if you’ve been standing all the time) because it could dry your skin and kind fractures or sores.

5. Take extra care to dry your feet totally, especially in between your toes. These are natural wetness traps – leaving them damp or damp might produce all sorts of issues.

6. Exercise your legs and feet regularly. Even when sitting you can turn your ankles; wiggle your toes or move your upper hands and down. These all keep your blood circulation flowing and assists to reduce the risk of foot problems.

7. Get your feet professionally checked, at least when a year, for level of sensitivity and signs of any problems. You can normally arrange this when you have your yearly check up for your AC1 levels (blood glucose levels over a 3-month duration), high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Take constant care of your feet. Get aid from a relative or expert; Doctor, diabetic nurse or podiatrist if you are unable to flex when cutting nails or checking for sores. Taking these easy actions will assist you minimize the threat of unpleasant issues.

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