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By Clark Podiatry Center
May 24, 2016
Category: Diabetic Foot Care
Tags: corns   calluses   ingrown toenails   diabetes  

People with diabetes are more prone to foot problems because they may experience numbness and decreased blood flow. This loss of feeling in the feet can result in small issues that get worse; diabetics may not realize that their feet have cuts, sores, or ulcers and end up not taking care of them promptly. The lower blood flow to the feet can also slow healing of these injuries.

Since feet are essential to our daily functions, it is best to take care of your feet every day. Proper daily care and managing your diabetes can prevent your chances of more serious foot issues and even losing an appendage. The following is a list of preventative measures you can take for diabetic footcare.

  1. Check your feet and wash them every day. Make sure you have no injuries or ingrown toenails that have gone unnoticed. When you wash your feet, use warm water, which you can test by dipping your elbow in it. Dry your feet completely to prevent infection.

  2. Moisturize the tops and bottoms of your feet to keep the skin from drying out and cracking. Try to avoid putting lotion or creams between the toes, which may cause infection.

  3. Trim your toes regularly to prevent ingrown toenails. If you notice that you have ingrown toenails and you’ve lost feeling in the toes, make sure you have a podiatrist take care of them.

  4. Try to stay active and get the blood flowing to your feet. You can ask our board certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy for a plan of activities that would be safe for your overall health.

  5. Wear shoes and socks to prevent injuries. Try not to walk barefoot.

  6. If you notice that your feet are developing corns and calluses, or your feet are developing a different shape, you may need to get special shoes. If you do have corns, calluses, or blisters, take care of them gently or consult a podiatrist.

If you need more guidance about diabetic foot care, make an appointment at our office in Clark, NJ.  Dr. Macy and his staff will help you make a plan that fits your needs, including diabetic and foot care.

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