When it comes to diabetic foot care, prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regular foot checks by you and your doctor are as critical as keeping your blood sugars in control to prevent diabetes-related foot complications.
Here are some important self-care tips to prevent or treat foot problems in diabetes:
Do a thorough examination of your feet at least twice every week
Wash your feet every day
Pat dry your feet
Moisturize your feet
Trim and file your toenails
Do not walk around barefoot
Ensure proper footwear
Two additional tips for proper diabetic foot care:
Maintain satisfactory blood sugar control
Avoid smoking as it can also slow down your blood circulation, and in turn, impair wound healing.