Diabetic foot care

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Diabetic foot care

 

Diabetic foot care is crucial for individuals with diabetes as they are at a higher risk of developing foot-related complications.  Diabetes can lead to nerve damage (neuropathy) and reduced blood circulation, increasing the risk of foot infections and other issues.

Here are essential tips for diabetic foot care:

  1. Daily Foot Inspection
    • Inspect your feet daily for any cuts, sores, blisters or changes in color.  Ask someone for help if you have difficulty seeing the bottom of your feet.
  2. Proper Cleaning
    • Wash your feet daily with mild soap and lukewarm water.  Gently pat your feet dry, paying attention to the areas between the toes.
  3. Moisturize Regularly
    • Apply a moisturizer to prevent dry skin, but avoid applying it between the toes to prevent excess moisture that can lead to fungal infections.
  4. Trim Toenails Carefully
    • Trim your toenails straight across and avoid cutting into the corners.  If you have difficulty cutting your nails, seek professional help from a podiatrist.
  5. Choose the Right Footwear
    • Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes with enough room for your toes.  Avoid shoes with pointed toes or high heels.  Check inside your shoes for any foreign objects before putting them on.
Are you suffering from any foot condition?  At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help.  One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000

 

We hope you have a feetastic day!

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team

 

 

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