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Diabetic patients frequently suffer from foot
problems such as cold feet ulceration, calluses,
corns and much more foot hitches ? If you have
diabetes you are more likely to have foot
problems. In this case, prevention is the key to
reduce diabetic foot complications. So lets
begin taking care of your feet by knowing dos
and donts
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Do wash your feet every day. Use Luke warm water
and mild soap to clean your feet. Then dry your
feet carefully especially between toes.
Do
Dont soak or scrub your feet. People with
diabetes have fragile skin, so soaking or
scrubbing can cause the skin to break down.
Dont
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Do treat dry skin using unscented lotion or
petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on your feet. This
will take care of skin from cracking and other
feet problems.
Do
Dont put lotion or Vaseline between your toes.
Extra moisture amid toes can lead to infection.
Dont
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Do proper care for your feet and toenails. Keep
your toenails trimmed straight and use an emery
board to smooth the edges.
Do
Dont use razors, scissors, or harsh
chemicals/tools to trim your toenails.
Dont
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Do choose comfortable, close-toed shoes. Try to
choose your shoes with enough roomy to wiggle
your toes.
Do
Dont wear plastic shoes, flip-flops, high heels,
or point toed shoes.
Dont
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For more information on how to take care of your
feet, www.essexunionpodiatry.com
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