Diabetic Foot Care

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About Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you may not notice a foreign object in your shoe. As a result, you could develop a blister or a sore. This could lead to an infection or a nonhealing wound that could put you at risk for an amputation.

To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot or leg, follow these guidelines:

  • Inspect your feet daily
  • Bathe feet in lukewarm, never hot, water
  • Be gentle when bathing your feet
  • Moisturize your feet but not between your toes
  • Cut nails carefully
  • Never treat corns or calluses yourself
  • Wear clean, dry socks
  • Consider socks made specifically for patients living with diabetes
  • Wear socks to bed
  • Shake out your shoes and feel the inside before wearing
  • Keep your feet warm and dry
  • Consider using an antiperspirant on the soles of your feet
  • Never walk barefoot. Not even at home!
  • Take care of your diabetes. Keep your blood sugar levels under control
  • Do not smoke. Smoking restricts blood flow to your feet
  • Get periodic foot exams