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Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Ensuring optimal foot health is essential for individuals with diabetes. Through a daily foot care routine, a diabetic individual can significantly reduce the effect of complications, such as peripheral neuropathy and artery disease. Maintaining stable glucose levels helps to preserve nerve and blood vessel health in the feet. Suggestions for diabetic foot care include undergoing an annual review of your feet with a podiatrist who is trained to recognize foot problems related to diabetes. It is also helpful to regularly inspect your feet for signs of redness, pain, swelling, or skin damage, and be vigilant for any changes in sensation. Conduct the touch-the-toes test to assess feeling in your toes, and take notice of sores or cuts in the feet or ankles that do not heal promptly. Prioritize proper toenail care to prevent ingrown nails that can lead to infections. Avoid using corn removing plasters or blades to prevent skin damage, and opt for wearing well-fitting shoes that provide adequate support and protection. By adhering to these measures and seeking help from a podiatrist as needed, diabetic patients can more effectively manage their foot health. If you have diabetes, It is suggested that you include a podiatrist as an active member of your health care team. 

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact Darren Day, DPM from Hawaii. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Honolulu and Kahuku, HI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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