Diabetic Foot Care
If you have diabetes, daily foot care should be a part of your regular routine. Just a few minutes of TLC each day can help keep your feet healthy and protected against traumatic complications, including injuries, ulcers, and deformities.
- Examine your feet every day, in a well-lit room. Make a complete visual inspection (including between toes) and feel your feet with your hands. Note any problems (cuts, bruises, swelling, bumps, temperature changes, etc.) and schedule a checkup if they don’t go away or get worse.
- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly at least once per day.
- Wear closed-toed shoes at all times, even indoors. They should be comfortable and breathable with lots of wiggle room for toes, and be free from interior seams that can scratch or catch on skin.
- Check the inside of your shoes and make sure they are clear of debris before you put them on.
- Exercise regularly. This helps you keep blood flowing to the feet, not to mention will help you manage your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight better.
- Get your feet checked at least once per year by the team at Omega Medical Group (OMG). Some problems, like nerve and circulatory damage, can begin developing long before symptoms appear. However, we can screen for them, along with providing any other necessary care.
If you have any concerns about your feet or it’s time to check in with us for your annual appointment, give OMG a call at (305) 514-0404.