Patients living with diabetes have a lot to manage when it comes to their health: checking blood sugar, finding time to be active, making healthy food choices. With all of that, you may not think about your feet very often. However, daily foot care is essential to prevent the foot complications associated with diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Month, our Great Neck Family Foot Care team would like to share some valuable tips to help protect your feet if you have diabetes.
Diabetic Foot Care Tips
Foot problems are, unfortunately, a common complication associated with diabetes. Diabetes can put you at an increased risk for developing corns, calluses, blisters, bunions, and ulcers, and elevated blood sugar levels means these seemingly minor injuries may become gateways to potentially debilitating infections. However, there are several foot care measures you can take to keep your feet in good shape. Here are some valuable tips for protecting your feet:
As a patient with diabetes, it’s crucial to seek podiatric care regularly to prevent foot complications that can quickly get worse. Our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help you avoid or reduce damage to your feet. Contact us today to learn more!