People with diabetes are at increased risk of foot infections. You can protect your feet with these simple foot care guidelines: Inspect and wash your feet daily. Look for redness, swelling, cuts, blisters and nail problems. When washing your feet, use lukewarm water and dry gently, especially between the toes.
Not so if you have diabetes; meticulous daily foot care is as important as monitoring blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. “Unfortunately, diabetes foot-health awareness doesn’t have a colored ribbon or national voice,” says foot care expert James Wrobel, DPM, of the University of Michigan Medical School.
Diabetic Nerve Pain: 10 Foot Care Tips to Protect Yourself 1 Check both feet daily. 2 Wash with warm — not hot — water. 3 Make sure your shoes fit well. 4 Skip the barefoot look. 5 Speak up. 6 Stay soft, but dry. 7 Try non-impact exercise. 8 Fix bunions, corns, and hammertoes. 9 Consider fitted orthotics. 10 Control your blood sugar.