GUIDELINES FOR DIABETIC PREVENTATIVE FOOT CARE
* DO see your doctor regularly and have your feet examined at each visit. Take your
   shoes and stockings off at every visit.
* DO keep your blood sugars in check.
* DO see a podiatrist regularly if you are unable to trim your own toenails.
* DO wear properly fitted stockings and footwear recommended by your doctor.
* DO wash your feet daily and dry them well, especially between the toes.
* DO apply a thin layer of lotion or cream to your feet each night, this will help
   your feet from becoming dry.
* DO inspect your feet and toes daily for cuts, blisters, and scratches. If unable to
   see bottom of feet you can use a mirror or have a family member help you.
* DO notify a physician immediately if anything appears wrong during one of your feet checks.
* DO Inspect the inside of your shoes for foreign objects, protruding nails, and
   torn linings.
* DO wear shoes that are leather and lace or Velcro rather than slip on.
* DO be active Ė walking (with proper footwear) is great exercise.
* DO ask your physician if they can recommend a Diabetes Educator for you.
* DO learn all you can about Diabetes.

* DONíT walk around barefoot or with just stockings, always wear shoe wear.
* DONíT wear high heels, pointed shoes, or thong sandals.
* DONíT soak your feet it can dry out your skin.
* DONíT wear garters or stockings with seams.
* DONíT smoke or cross your legs for long periods of time as this decreases the blood flow to
   your feet.
* DONíT wear shoes without stockings.
* DONíT use anything with extreme temperatures such as heating pads or hot
water bottles.
* DONíT use adhesive tape on the skin of your feet.
* DONíT cut corns or calluses, or use chemical agents for their removal.
* DONíT trim nails with clippers, instead use an emery board.


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