The 5 Top Tips to Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes

Keeping your feet in tip-top shape is vital for everyone. Your most natural mode of transportation at the end of your legs often needs some extra care. This care is even more important for people living with diabetes and their compromised circulation. If you or a loved one has diabetes, read the following to improve your foot and overall health.

Always Wear Something on Your Feet

It is an all-too-common habit for people to walk around outside without anything on their feet! Shoes not only support but protect your feet. Even inside your home, there are dangers of getting splinters, tacks, and cuts on your feet. Make sure to wear shoes no matter where you are.

Avoid Infections by Keeping Your Feet Dry

Dry feet are healthy feet. Add the extra step of thoroughly drying your feet to your daily routine. The skin between your toes is extra prone to staying moist, weakening, and becoming infected. This not only means toweling off after a shower. Make sure to take off sweaty or wet socks right away. Moisturizers might help the rest of your feet, but avoid putting any between your toes.

Use Orthotic Shoes or Inserts

Everyone gets bumps and calluses on their feet. But for someone living with diabetes, a simple callus could cause trouble if left alone. Make sure a doctor who specializes in foot care known as a podiatrist is on your care team. Some over-the-counter products treat bunions, calluses, or corns while causing skin infections. A specialist can make more individualized recommendations for orthotic shoes or inserts that will avoid skin irritation. 

Perform Low-Impact Exercises

Exercise is good for everyone, especially those with diabetes, but finding the best kind of exercise for your body can be tough. Fitness classes can be a challenge with their high impact bouncing and jumping that is hard on your feet. The low impact of swimming is an ideal workout without the impact. If you will be walking or moving around, make sure you have the right footwear for you and the activity.

Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers provides expert care for your foot and ankle needs. If you have diabetes and need a foot care specialist to look after your needs, our medical team has you covered. Contact our Macomb (586) 416-3668, St. Clair Shores (586) 779-6140 or Warren (586) 756-3338 office today.

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