Tips for diabetics on how they should take care of their feet

If you are suffering from diabetes you know that this condition cannot be cured. Instead, the only thing that you can do is manage it. Furthermore, you would already know that this condition can cause further problems to your health. One such problem would be with regards to your feet. That is because diabetes can increase the chance of you getting blisters and bunions. Furthermore, if you ever get up injuring your feet your high blood sugar would cause even the most minor injury to become something serious. Thus, that is why you need to take measures to protect your feet. However, we understand that many of you would be unaware of what these measures are. Thus, that is why it is important for you to educate yourself.

Examine Your Feet Every day

You may already by visiting the Toorak village podiatry also servicing Malvern residents. But we know that many of you visit this doctor only if you have a problem. However, you won’t see whether you have a problem or not until it is too late. Thus, that is why it is important for you to assess your feet every day. That is because you won’t always feel if there is a problem that is because diabetes can cause nerve damage. Thus, that is why you need to make a conscious thought to examine your feet every day. However, we understand that some of you won’t be able to see all parts of your feet properly. In that case, what you need to do is ask a family member or a loved one for help.

Find Proper Shoes

If you are an average individual you won’t think twice about what shoes you want to purchase. If you like something and if it fits you then you would proceed to purchase it. But you cannot follow such a thought process when you have diabetes.  That is because you need to find shoes that offer good coverage. Furthermore, you also need to make sure that there aren’t any seams inside the shoes. That is because it can end up rubbing on your feet causing chaffing. Thus, that is why it is important for you to put some thought and care into the shoes that you purchase.

Don’t Walk Barefoot

We know that none of you would ever go outside without shoes. That is because you know that if you go barefoot you would be at risk for injuring yourself. But these same individuals won’t think twice about going barefoot inside their house. However, we don’t think this is a good idea. That is because you are still at risk of getting cuts and scrapes.

Thus, you would now know how to take proper care of your feet.