CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
FOOT CARE IS MOST IMPORTANT PART OF DIABETIC PEOPLE.
I always tell my patients to take care of the feet as they care about their face. Following tips should be practised regularly.
1.Inspect your feet daily. if your eyesight is poor than tell someone else to do it for you.
What should I look for ??
Inspect for:Skin or nail problems: Look for cuts, scrapes, redness, drainage, swelling, bad odor, rash, discoloration, loss of hair on toes, injuries, or nail changes (deformed, striped, yellowed or discolored, thickened, or not growing).
check if your foot is swollen, red, hot, or has changed in size, shape, or direction.
2.Don’t ignore leg pain.
Pain in the leg that occurs at night or with a little activity could mean you have a blocked artery. Speak to your Diabetologist doctor immediately.
If you have any nail problems, hard nails, or reduced feeling in your feet, your toenails should be properly trimmed
Never trim calluses or corns yourself, and don’t use over-the-counter medicated pads.
5.Keep floors free of sharp objects. Make sure there are no needles, insulin syringes, or other sharp objects on the floor.
6.Don’t go barefoot. Wear shoes, indoors and outdoors.
7.Check shoes and socks before putting them on for any pointed foreign object like stone or nail.
Make sure your socks aren’t very tight which can restrict blood flow.
8.Have your circulation and sense of feeling tested. Doctor will do it for you.