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Foot Care of Diabetes

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences.

Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection.

Because of these problems, you may not notice a foreign object in your shoe. As a result, you could develop a blister or a sore. This could lead to an infection or a non healing wound that could put you at risk for an amputation.

To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot or leg, follow these guidelines.

  1. Inspect your feet daily(Use a mirror for this or ask help from your loved ones)
  2. Bathe feet in lukewarm, never hot or cool water
  3. Moisturize your feet but not between your toes
  4. Cut nails carefully(Guide the clippers straight across the nail of each toe and avoid cutting nails into a curved shape)
  5. Wear clean, dry socks
  6. Never walk barefoot.

Apart from these take care of your diabetes too, Keep your blood sugar levels under control & do not smoke. Live healthy be happy

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