Foot care is fundamental for diabetics
Blood circulation in the feet may be reduced as a consequence of diabetes, causing loss of
sensitivity, muscular atrophy, and pain.
In order to prevent ailments, it is important
to maintain good control of glycemia and
to avoid factors that increase the risk of vascular and nerve injuries.
Daily foot care, choosing the most
appropriate shoes, and maintaining good hygiene are essential.
Useful tips: 1. Wash feet every day with lukewarm water and dry carefully,particularly between toes.
2. Wear comfortable shoes that do not pressure the feet and allow for good blood circulation.
3. Never walk barefoot at home. Always wear slippers or socks.
4. Inspect feet on a daily basis, paying particular attention to the Soles of the feet and toes (use a mirror). Ensure there are no
scratches, sores, blisters, cuts, or swollen or reddish areas.
5. Do not use corn medicine or razors on your calluses; calluses should be treated by a podiatrist or medical professional.
6. Maintain toenails cut an even. Always use round point scissors
and file toenail edges.
7. Keep any open cuts covered with clean gauze.
8. Do not wear foot jewellery since this can cause pressure on the ankle or toes, causing damage.
9. Control your weight.
10. Do not smoke as this reduces blood circulation in the feet.