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
* 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
always wear shoe wear.
* DONíT wear high heels, pointed shoes, or thong
* 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
* DONíT wear shoes without stockings.
* DONíT use anything with extreme temperatures
such as heating pads or hot
* DONíT use adhesive tape on the skin of your
* DONíT cut corns or calluses, or use chemical
agents for their removal.
* DONíT trim nails with clippers, instead use an
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