FEET CARE FOR THE DIABETIC CLIENT / EASY WAYS TO AVOID FOOT ROT AND DIABETIC SORES IN THE DIABETIC.
Diabetic sores sound like the scariest sight to the diabetic client and his or her care giver.
complications of this can lead to huge ulcerations and possibly amputations if they are not taken care of. But this can be prevented in the following few steps.
Inspect Your Foot Daily:
using a mirror and or a magnifying glass, check your feet everyday for the presence of blisters, cuts and redness or any form of swelling
Bathe your feet in lukewarm water, not hot water
use lukewarm water to bathe your feet daily. Use the bathe temperature for that of an new born (i.e. 100F or 37◦C)
Be tender with the feet
wash cloths or foams should be used in bathing the feet and should be dabbed afterwards not wiped. In between toes must be dubbed dry!
Wear clean dry socks and change them daily
clean socks should always be worn at all times. As a diabetic there is no space on your foot for dirt and or wet socks
Shake out shoes before wearing
it must be noted that sometimes pebbles and sand enters our shoes it is apparent to shake them before wearing to prevent them from blistering our toes.
trim nails across by using nail cutters. do not remove cuticles as this in most cases cause unwanted sores
the skin of the feet can be moisturized daily to prevent drying and cracking but one must avoid moisturizing in between toes!
Keep foot warm and dry
this is as simple as it sounds, keep moisture away from your foot as much as you can. Dab the foot as often to keep it dry especially on warm days.
Have periodic foot exams
visit your podiatrist at least once every month to get your feet professionally checked.
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