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Patient education and proper foot care are key to avoid diabetic foot issues. Preventive measures include:

  • Properly managing blood glucose levels
  • Carefully checking the feet daily for cuts, scrapes, blisters, fungal infections ingrowing toenails, corns, callouses, plantar warts  and warm spots.
  • Thoroughly washing and drying the feet daily
  • Always wearing shoes & socks – not too tight.
  • Not to walk bare foot especially on rough surface.
  • Keeping feet from too hot or cold.
  • Keeping blood flowing to the legs and feet.
  • Cutting toe nails straight across.
  • Gently smoothing corns and callouses.
  • Check wash and care your feet daily.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • People with diabetes should see a doctor promptly if they develop any problems with their feet, no matters how minor.