Do's and Don'ts of Foot Care for Diabetes

80% of cases heading towards diabetic infection are preventable

Do's

  • Walk is the best form of exercise for your feet.
  • Wear properly fitting and protective footwear.
  • Use ice to treat an injury.
  • Seek medical attention at the first sign of an injury or infection.

Don'ts

  • Go barefoot. This increases the risk of injury and infection.
  • Use heat or hot water to treat a foot or ankle injury.
  • Wear heeled shoes that exceed two inches for extended periods of time.
  • Remove calluses, corns or warts by yourself.

 

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