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Diabetic Foot

Diabetic foot is considered as one of the most serious and common complication for uncontrolled diabetics, as even small or insignificant foot cuts or problem can turn to something serious


What causes diabetic Foot?

  • poor blood circulation .

  • problems in the nerves (neuropathy) which might lead to loss of sensation for hot and cold.

  • any foot ulcers that might result from cuts warts or even not wearing the right shoes.


Who are the Diabetics a higher risk?

  • Previous amputation
  • Recurrent foot ulcers
  • Having a chronic condition for more than 10 years (heart diseases, blood vessel disease
  • Being older than 40 years old
  • Smoking
  • Having uncontrolled blood glucose levels
  • Poor feet hygiene & inability of taking a good care of your feet .


How to take one of your feet?

  1. inspect your feet on daily basis look for cuts blisters any skin changes.

  2. always inspect in between your toes.

  3. if you have a problem in your vision ask a family member.

  4. wash your feet in daily basis with warm water and soap and dry them well especially between your toes.

  5. avoid using very hot or very cold water.

  6. use the right nail cutter and cut your toenails and avoid having sharp edges.

  7. massage your feet and legs every now and then.

  8. don't use chemicals to treat warts.

  9. use moisturizer.

  10. don't you ever walk barefoot.

  11. wear the right shoes in the matter of size and shape.

  12. wear cotton socks.

  13. don't set near heat or cold sources for long period of time.



Here are some useful set of exercise that can help:

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Publish Date: 18/08/2011
     
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