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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about tips for someone with diabetic foot who will go on a long flight?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Be prepared: Be sure to wear properly measured and fitted shoes. Do not forget to bring along your medication. Control you blood sugar. Get up occasionally and walk around for a few steps. Aks you doctor if you should wear compression stockings to prevent blood clots.
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Diabetic foot: a long flight can be stressful which can increase blood sugar as well as a poor diet on the plane and dehydration. Check your blood sugar on a long flight, get up and walk around and drink water. Make sure you have your meds on you and not packed.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Any advice for someone with diabetic foot who will go on a long flight?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Move your feet : When sitting, stand up and take a walk every 45 minutes to an hour. Speak to your doctor about wearing support hose.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have diabetic foot and I am going to go on a long flight what should I do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
When sitting: Perform some foot and ankle excercises, make sure to get up and walk around every so often ( at least once per hour.) you can wear compression socks if your circulation is fine in the legs.

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