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Diabetic Foot Care
 
 
 
It is estimated there are 177 million people with diabetes in the world and according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) over 2 million diabetic people are in the UK with over 750,000 people undiagnosed.
 
People with diabetes are at increased risk of losing sensation in their feet and are prone to frequent and often severe foot problems and a relatively high risk of infection. Damage to the nerves of the foot can mean that cuts and small nicks are not noticed and can lead to a foot ulcer.
 
 
 Looking After Your Feet
 
  • Don't expose your feet to extremes of hot or cold

 

  • Make sure you wear shoes and socks that are not too tight

 

  • Check your feet daily for corns, callus and ingrowing toenails

 

  • Wash your feet every day with ordinary soap and water

 

  • Dry you feet carefully especially between the toes

 

  • Use a moistursing cream if your feet are dry but never between your toes

 

  • Always wear footwear - even at home.

 

Suzette will look after the ongoing maintenance and inspection of your feet with careful nail trimming, treating any disorders where necessary and giving appropriate advice.

 

. Extract taken from Diabetes UK