Do’s and Don’t for Diabetic Foot Care

By , July 13, 2017 9:25 pm

Caring for your feet

  • Inspect your feet daily, seek assistance if you identify any cuts, blisters, red, hot, pussy areas
  • Regularly moisturise you feet to avoid cracked skin
  • Have annual foot examinations

Injury Prevention

  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Avoid using corn plasters
  • Test the water temperature with your elbow before you bathe
  • Maintain good blood sugars to prevent nerve damage (neuropathy)

Helpful Resources

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/foothealth/Pages/Diabetesandfeet.aspx

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Complications/Feet/Taking-care-of-your-feet/

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Complications/Feet/

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