If you do proper caring for your feet, you’ll be able to avoid problems and you can maintain a strong and healthy leg despite having diabetes.
Even though your taking it for granted, your feet is an essential part of your body. They’re useful to us for running, balance and walking. Without our feet, to stand is very difficult.
When you’ve got diabetes, you’ll likely develop a problem in your foot. In every difficulty that may come up from diabetes, a serious foot condition that may result to amputation is controllable.
How does diabetes causes foot problem?
There are people who have diabetes, they sometimes have complications. There are 2 very usual types of complications, they are adversely affecting your feet, it damages nerves or neuropathy, and damages blood vessels or vascular diseases.
How can you take good care of your feet?
If you don’t have nerves or damaged blood vessels in your feet, you still need to take good care of both of your feet.
• Wash your feet and dry it on a daily basis. Take good care of them especially those between the toes.
• Moisturize your feet lightly on a daily basis, do not apply moisturizer between your toes.
• Wear a sensible and well fitted shoe like deep and broad sports shoe.
• Take a look at them everyday, monitor if they’re looking normal and healthy. Report changes to a doctor.
• Make a regular monitoring of your feet to a doctor, diabetes pro or podiatrist to know if there’s a developing sign of numbness or poor blood circulation.
If you’ve got a damaged blood vessels or nerves in a foot, you must:
• Ask a foot doctor for some suggestions on how to properly cut your toenails. Lots of the problems in the feet developed from an accident when they cut their nails.
• When the pain had been reduced get a specialist cutter that is trained in cutting toenails.
• Always monitor your shoe before putting it on; there might be objects there inside.
• Make a thorough examination in your feet, particularly in your toe and in your nails. Check for cracks, redness, bruises, blisters or swelling. Get an immediate assistance from a doctor if there are problems seen.
• Wear a thick sock, its preferable if there’s no seam. Seams might cause a pressure and result to ulcer or blister.
• Do check your bath temperature with an elbow before you get in, avoiding an accidental burn on your feet.
• Have a regular feet checkup by a podiatrist in your visits and even during your visit for another reason.
• Try keeping an ideal weight.
• Question your foot doctor about fitting a shock absorber in your shoe.
• Quit smoking. You need to ask a doctor how you’ll stop smoking.
Shown above are tips on how your take good care of your both foot. However, if you’ve got a damaged blood vessels or nerves taking these steps prevents a problem to arise. It will be better if you take good care of your feet than losing a part of it later.