Take care of your feet

People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Even common problems can worsen and lead to more serious complications so it's worth paying attention to good foot care.
  1. Check your feet every day. You can use a small mirror to observe whether there are any wounds or secretions on your feet.
  2. Apply moisturizing cream evenly on your feet after showering to prevent your skin from becoming too dry and chapping.
  3. Don't cut your toenails too short. Use a nail file to smoothen your nails.
  4. Avoid walking barefoot. 
  5. Make sure there are no small objects in your shoes before putting them on.
  6. Choose enclosed well-fitting footwear and wear light cotton socks.
  7. Avoid using electric blankets, hot water bags or heating pads directly on your feet to prevent yourself from being scalded.

Source: American Diabetes Association

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