Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot care is essential to help maintain health and reduce the risk of developing serious conditions like amputations, foot ulcers, and scars.
Poorly monitored blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage which can lead to loss of feeling in the feet and make it difficult to detect cuts and bruises early on.
Diabetics should regularly inspect their feet and take preventative measures to avoid further complications like protecting them from exposure to hot or cold temperatures, keeping them dry, routinely cutting nails that are kept short, and filing down any rough areas.
It is also recommended that Diabetics wear properly fitting socks made with breathable fabric that doesn’t rub against skin or put pressure on areas of the foot.
Diabetics should also see a podiatrist for regular check-ups to ensure their feet are healthy and safe.