Steps to care for your feet and keep them healthy
Having looked at the potential risks to the feet of a person with diabetes, this final installment will look at appropriate steps to take to keep the feet healthy and safe from potential injury and/or complications.
The Diabetes Association of Queensland has presented a 5 step protocol towards attaining healthy feet. The steps follow the below:
Caring for your feet
Wash and dry you feet daily ensuring that you dry well inbetween the toes. The best way to do this would be to use a towel.
Prevent the skin on your feet from getting dry by rubbing moisturiser daily. Moisturisers like sorbolene, vitamin E and aloe vera creams are a good way of maintaining moisture. It is important to remember however not to put moisturiser inbetween the toes as this region should be as dry as possible. Wearing socks also helps keen the skin from becoming dry.