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Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder, which affects your whole body, including all systems and organs. It’s important to keep the blood sugar levels in control in order to prevent damage extensively.

Nerves and blood circulation can be impacted more than anything if you have uncontrolled Diabetes. In that process, the chances of having a Diabetic foot, which may eventually lead to a gangrenous form, may occur and may even lead to amputation of your feet or leg.

In order to prevent such creepy and morbid situations, it’s highly important to keep a check on your high sugar levels, consult your Diabetologist(or) Endocrinologist regularly, eat a healthier diet and include a good amount of physical activity in your daily routine.

Here are a few tips to prevent Diabetic foot:            

  1. Eat a healthy diet, which includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, good fat and protein.
  2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to keep the blood circulation perfect.
  3. Feet should be inspected daily, to notice any blisters or corns erupting, as Diabetic patients generally have lesser sensation compared to normal patients, so it’s important to observe consciously the well being of your feet daily.
  4. Immerse your feet in lukewarm water daily, or wash them with lukewarm water while bathing daily and later dry them with a soft cloth, properly, gently and between the toes too.
  5. Wear socks designed for Diabetic patients before going to bed.
  6. Feet should be kept warm and dry always.
  7. Wear proper footwear while walking and never walk barefoot on sand or grass or on beaches.
  8. Nails should be cut regularly and neatly and ensure that they are not cut too short.
  9. Moisturizing of feet is highly essential, but be careful and don’t moisturize in between toes, as it may lead to fungal infections.
  10. If you are a person who sweats too much, use an antiperspirant on the soles of your feet.
  11. Stop smoking.
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