To prevent various foot problems that are known to occur in diabetics such as decreased blood flow to the lower extremities and nerve damage, diabetics should practice regular preventative measures. A simple daily foot care regimen can include washing the feet with mild soap and warm water, carefully drying the feet, and examining the feet for small injuries such as cuts or blisters. Any injuries found should be cleaned with mild soap and water before being covered with an appropriate dressing. Wearing clean socks and shoes will also keep the feet hygienic.
Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you have diabetic foot concerns, consult with Dr. Glen A. Beede of Fort Worth. Dr. Beede will provide quality care for your diabetic feet.