The Do’s and Don’ts of Foot Care If You have Diabetes by Sweet Clinics

Now that you have understood the risks that diabetes poses to your feet, you need to know about the major misconceptions when it comes to Diabetic foot care treatment in vashi. Below is the list of do’s and don’ts if you are suffering from diabetes and needs to take care of your feet.

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics:
Diabetic foot care is one of the most important aspects of diabetic care, it is very important that you look after your feet in the right style to avoid serious complication that can arise due to diabetes. Here are some highly useful tips that you can use to make sure that your feet are maintained in the perfect fashion in a healthy and non-risky manner.

Wash and dry your feet on a daily basis:
It’s highly advisable that you do a wash and dry for your feet when you take your daily showers. Keep in mind that you do not rub hard on your feet as it might be delicate and can lead to bruises or cuts. Resort to patting your skin dry with a soft towel or tissue, make sure your feet are completely dry before you step out or wear your diabetic footwear. Apply moisturizer to keep your feet hydrated and to avoid cracks. But do remember to never apply it between your toes.

Do Feet checkups on a daily basis:
Never go to sleep without doing you a check on your feet. It might be difficult for you to wash and dry your feet while traveling, but please make sure that you check your feet for any cuts, bruises or sores. If you notice any abnormality including increased redness, sore or extra warmth in any one region be sure you get it checked out soon. If you discover any blisters during your check, ensure that you don’t break it but gently put a bandage on top and start using a different set of shoes until you can avail medical assistance. Check specifically for corns and calluses as they can prove to be very dangerous and can become a cesspool for infectious organisms very soon. Also, check if there are any ingrowing toenails and get it checked with a podiatrist soon.

Keep your feet safe with fitting diabetic footwear:
It’s very important that you select the right diabetic footwear as it has the responsibility of keeping your feet safe from both inside and outside. Also, make sure that your diabetic footwear is apt for the weather conditions outside so that your feet do not get affected by hot or cold climatic conditions. Avoid wearing high heels or footwear of other fashions that can cause tension to any part of your feet. Always use clean socks and never try on a new shoe for more than an hour as it can cause bruises or cuts due to bad fitting.

Do not wait to see the doctor:
If you find something wrong with your feet while doing your checkup or otherwise, do not wait long before you consult a doctor. Especially if you find any of the below-listed symptoms on your feet:
  • Visible sores or wounds around your foot.
  • Developing cracks between toes also known as Athlete’s foot.
  • Corns or Calluses
  • Bending of the middle joints of toes in a downward fashion ( Hammer Toes)
  • Toenails growing inwards
  • Redness or blackening of skin
  • Bunions (A painful hump below the big toe)
  • Infections
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