Foot Care in Diabetes
As the sensations of pain and temperature are diminished in feet due to involvement of nerves in diabetes and one should be very careful. If there is some cut or ulcer due to shoe bite Diabetic patient will notice it very late.
Each day, set aside a regular time (such as after bathing) to inspect your feet. Check between your toes as well as all the sides for blisters, cuts, scratches, cracks, corns, and calluses. Examine the balls of your feet for dryness and broken skin. During examination, look or feel for warts and ingeowth toe nails.
If you notice anything unusual-particularly sores, redness, or infection-see your doctor at once.
Foot Care Do's
For proper foot care, what you don't do is sometimes just as important as what you do. Here are some general "to-dos" that, with daily attention, will become second nature.
Foot Care Don'ts
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