Foot care for diabetics


Although treatment for diabetic foot problems has improved in many ways; prevention - including good control of blood sugar level - remains the best way to prevent diabetic complications.


About one in five people with diabetes enters the hospital for foot problems. Diabetes-related foot complications are the main cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputation.The good news is that 85% of these amputations could be prevented by good blood sugar control, better preventive foot care, and better care of foot ulcers.


Few things necessary for prevention of diabetic foot problems are—


Visit your doctor immediately if you discover-




Important points to remember for any diabetic patients are:

1. Take care of your diabetes.

2. Check your feet every day.

3. Wash your feet every day.

4. Keep the skin soft and smooth.

5. Smooth corns and calluses gently.

6. If you can see and reach your toenails, trim them each week or when needed.

7. Wear shoes and socks at all times.

8. Protect your feet from hot and cold.

9. Keep the blood flowing to your feet.

10. Be active every day.

11. Check with your health care team.

12. Get started now.