Foot Problems due to Diabetes Prevention
Prevention of diabetic foot problems includes:
- Keep your toenails trimmed.
- Examine your feet every day for cuts, blisters, or sores:
- Report abnormal findings to your doctor.
- Use an emery board:
- File away any sharp edges on the toenails
- Wear shoes that protect your feet:
- Avoid open-toed shoes.
- Avoid sandals or flip-flops.
- Avoid pointed shoes.
- Avoid footwear that places pressure on the foot.
- Avoid shoes that are too small.
- Avoid high-heeled shoes.
- Break-in new shoes slowly.
- Change shoes and socks when they become wet.
- Purchase new shoes before your old ones wear out.
- Wear shoes that provide room for your toes.
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