Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes are especially prone to developing foot sores and ulcers due to decreased sensation and impaired wound healing. The most effective way to prevent dangerous ulcers from forming is to perform daily foot inspections.

Inspect feet daily for signs of redness, swelling, or small cuts. It is important to look in between each toe as well as use a mirror to check the bottom of your feet. If toe nails are too long, carefully trim your nail straight across. Do not treat any corns or bunions without the assistance of your physician. You should also keep your feet dry and never walk barefoot.

If you see any suspicious areas, contact your physician immediately.