Diabetic Foot Care


You're more likely to have foot problems with diabetes because it can damage your nerves and lessen blood flow to your feet. The American Diabetes Association estimates that it's the reason why 1 in 5 people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so.

You have to take care of your feet when you have diabetes. Poor foot care may lead to amputationof a foot or leg.

Your doctor will check yours each year for problems. If you take good care of your feet, you can prevent most serious problems related to diabetes.

Wash and Dry Your Feet Daily

Use mild soaps and warm water.

Pat your skin dry; do not rub. Thoroughly dry your feet.

After washing, put lotion on them to prevent cracking. But not between your toes!


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