Diabetic Foot Care

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Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet – even a small cut could have serious consequences.

Care Guidelines

To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot, or leg, be sure to follow these guidelines:
• Inspect your feet daily
• Wash your feet in lukewarm water
• Be gentle when bathing your feet
• Moisturize your feet, but not between your toes
• Cut nails carefully – and straight across
• Never trim corns or calluses
• Wear clean, dry socks
• Avoid the wrong type of socks
• Wear socks to bed
• Shake out your shoes and inspect the inside before wearing
• Keep your feet warm and dry
• Never walk barefoot
• Take care of your diabetes
• Don’t smoke
• Get periodic foot exams

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