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A 43-year-old member asked:

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

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You need to make sure that you stand and stretch every hour. Make sure that you are wearing comfortable proper fitting shoes.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Hydrate: You may want to wear support stockings, hydrate well, and make sure you get up and walk during the flight.You shoul also wear a soft shoe, .
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Elevate.: Keep your foot elevated so it does not swell. If you have a diabetic wound, make sure you bring all wound care supplies with you, and wear a surgical shoe or boot and request a ride if you have to walk a long distance in the airport. Wear good supportive, protective shoes, and keep a close eye on those blood sugars!
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. As you doctor if you should wear compression stockings to prevent blood clots.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

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

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
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 48-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
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.

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