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Diabetes and Foot Care

​How can Diabetes Affect My Feet

  • Poorly-controlled diabetes can result in a form of nerve damage known as diabetic neuropathy.
  • Diabetic neuropathy causes tingling, pain and loss of sensation in your feet.
  • It may also decrease blood flow to the feet. Therefore, wounds may take a longer time to heal or may never heal.

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What can I do to Keep My Feet Healthy?

  1. Check your feet everyday for any damage.
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  2. Wash your feet with warm water & pat them dry.
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  3. Apply moisturiser over your feet and avoid applying it between your toes.
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  4. Maintain toenails by cutting them straight across.
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  5. Check your feet for corns or calluses. Do not use over-the-counter corn or callus removal methods.
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  6. Wear proper shoes and socks.
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  7. Avoid walking on hot or cold surfaces.
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  8. Manage your diabetes。
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Simple Exercises for Your Feet

  • When sitting, move your ankles in a circular ​motion and wiggle your toes
  • Stand on your toes and lift your heel a few times every minute

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2020/10/22
2020/10/19
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