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How can diabetic foot infections be prevented?

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple factors

Controlling blood sugars to prevent complications.
Looking for calluses which are signs of areas with increased pressure. Avoid trauma by protecting your feet and never go barefoot. Check your feet daily. Study conducted by duke university researchers found that medicare-eligible patients with diabetes were less likely to experience lower-extremity amputations if seen by a podiatrist.

In brief: Multiple factors

Controlling blood sugars to prevent complications.
Looking for calluses which are signs of areas with increased pressure. Avoid trauma by protecting your feet and never go barefoot. Check your feet daily. Study conducted by duke university researchers found that medicare-eligible patients with diabetes were less likely to experience lower-extremity amputations if seen by a podiatrist.
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Tight diabetic glycemic control, blood pressure and cholesterol control.
Proper shoes, daily foot examination and preventative exam by a podiatrist. Cigarette smoking must absolutely be eliminated.

In brief: See below

Tight diabetic glycemic control, blood pressure and cholesterol control.
Proper shoes, daily foot examination and preventative exam by a podiatrist. Cigarette smoking must absolutely be eliminated.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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In brief: Try

Regular visits to your podiatrist and daily inspection .
If you qualify for diabetic shoes they can help prevent ulcers by off loading.

In brief: Try

Regular visits to your podiatrist and daily inspection .
If you qualify for diabetic shoes they can help prevent ulcers by off loading.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Protect your feet

Prevent friction, keep the foot dry, keep the diabetes under control.

In brief: Protect your feet

Prevent friction, keep the foot dry, keep the diabetes under control.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Diabetic foot

Diabetic foot infections arise most often from ulcerations.
Ulcerations develop from neuropathic and or vascular problems that diabetic patients are prone to. All diabetic patients require daily examination of their feet. Any abnormalities need the attention of a wound specialist or podiatrist immediately.

In brief: Diabetic foot

Diabetic foot infections arise most often from ulcerations.
Ulcerations develop from neuropathic and or vascular problems that diabetic patients are prone to. All diabetic patients require daily examination of their feet. Any abnormalities need the attention of a wound specialist or podiatrist immediately.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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