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What are some tips for diabetic foot care?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Diabetic Feet: An annual exam by a foot specialist at least annually if there are no associated foot issues/deformity. More frequently if neuropathy or other complicating features are present. A daily foot check for areas of irritation or wounds; if the latter is present, they should be seen and followed immediately. Check shoes for foreign objects before donning. Maintain good health and glucose control.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Education is key.: Inspect feet and shoes daily. Check feet every day for cuts, bruises, wounds, or changes to the toenails, such as thickening or discoloration. Exercise and walking can keep weight down and improve circulation. Be sure to wear properly measured and fitted shoes. Never try to remove calluses, corns, or warts by yourself. Control you blood sugar. Have regular checkups by a podiatrist.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Good habits. : Diabetics should get into the habit of checking their feet daily for changes. Keep them moisturized with good lotion rather than soaking (which can dry your feet out more, cause cracking and chapping), wear supportive, protective shoes at all times, and above all, keep strict control of your blood sugar. Controlling your blood sugar keeps your nerves healthy, and avoids ulcers and infections.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Check: Your feet daily and in between the toes. Keep your blood sugar under control. Excerise to keep blood flowing and see your podiatrist every 3-4 months for a profession examination.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I take care of diabetic foot?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Professional care: Diabetic foot ulcers and infection may often times be prevented with good diabetic foot education and foot care by a professional, tight sugar control, good nutrition, frequent foot inspection and use of properly fitting shoes.

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