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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.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Try to get up and stretch and move around every hour. You may want to wear support stockings to help avoid swelling of feet and ankles.
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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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.
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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