Diabetes is a disease that one can get with high blood glucose levels. It damages vital such as nerves, kidneys, eyes, and it gradually decreases the resistance and the immune system of the body. It is a chronic disease and if the level of glucose is not controlled, it may result to severe damage of body tissues and organs.
The foot of the diagnosed patient is particularly affected. Because of the poor blood circulation, the ability of the body to heal was also affected. Foot problems are commonly developed in diabetic people and taking care of the feet should be a prime consideration.
Here are some health foot care tips to make sure that the diabetic’s feet will stay as healthy as possible.
- Self Foot Examination. Regularly check your own feet for the possible signs. Be extra careful not to get any bruise or cuts but if accidentally you acquire those, treat it immediately. Don’t let your skin dry and cracked, it just opens the possibility of having skin ulcers.
- Stay Clean. Always. This is an SOP for the diabetics or you can follow the general foot care tips.
- Wear good footwear. Choose shoes that your feet will feel 100% comfortable. However, your feet need utmost protection so do not use sandals or open foot wears.
- When trimming toenails, be very extra careful. Use a safety clipper and don’t over cut it to avoid cutting the skin on it. Let the doctors do it for you or train a family member if you are having problems with your vision.
- Exercise regularly. Consult your physician for the right exercise program. Exercising have proven benefits – improve blood circulation, stabilize blood sugar levels, and improve bone structure resistance.
- Control and Manage Your Diabetes. Live a healthy diabetic lifestyle. Take proper medications at the right time and keep an eye of your glucose levels.
- Have a healthy diet. Eat what is allowed and refrain from eating those that will worsen your condition.
- Quit Smoking.
- Have your feet professionally checked for any symptoms and signs of problems, glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. Consult only to physician, doctor, diabetic nurse or to a Podiatrist.
Help yourself or your diabetic loved ones. Doing these simple yet very essential foot care tips will reduce the risk of getting the diabetes worst.