Foot Care for Diabetics

November 25, 2011

For diabetics, minor injuries can lead to potentially fatal impact of nerve death. High blood sugar levels slowly damage the blood vessels. This impact on the lack of nutrients to the nerves. Nerves become weakened and die. Neuronal death to be one cause complications.

Complications of diabetes are very diverse. One complication in the legs leading to amputation. That risk can be prevented by routine foot care as follows :

  • Clean feet daily with soap and rinse with warm water. Stop the habit of rubbing the feet in the bath to avoid injury. Immediately dry feet, especially between the toes.
  • Check your feet every day to determine if there is sores, blisters, irritation, calluses, or other foot problems.
  • If skin feels dry feet, keep the moisture by applying lotion after washing and drying the feet.
  • Check the nails once a week. Trim your toenails by cutting according to the shape of the finger. After clipping your nail, puree with a miser so nails are not sharp.
  • Keep your legs smooth blood circulation. Avoid sitting cross-legged for long periods.
  • Should always use footwear indoors in order to avoid injury to your leg anywhere.

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