13 Expert Tips for Diabetic Foot Care
1. Check Your Feet Daily & between Your Toes
Assess your feet daily from top to bottom, and in between your toes. Look out for cracks, dryness, cuts, blisters, sores, and scratches on your skin. Check for increased warmth, redness, corns, ingrown toenails, calluses and tenderness to touch, among other skin conditions. Don’t ‘pop or prick’ sores or blisters resulting from wearing shoes.
Wrap a bandage over the blisters or sore and put on a different pair of shoes. If you’re unable to do an assessment personally, get someone else close to you to do it daily.
2. Clean & Dry Your Feet Regularly
Wash your feet daily with warm water and mild soap. Use a clean and soft towel to pat your wet feet dry, but don’t rub.