Preventing foot sores is a critical part of diabetes management

Try: #check feet daily looking for blisters cuts and sores that do not heal within a couple of days check the top bottom and sides of feet use a handheld mirror to check the bottom of feet and toes #wash feet daily use warm not hot water with mild soap #dry feet well making sure the skin between toes is carefully dried #use a lanolin-based lotion everyday #do not put lotion between toes #always keep feet covered either with socks and shoes or house slippers #if a physical vision or other disability makes any of these steps too difficult locate a helper care of the feet is critical talk to agencies serving seniors social service departments at area hospitals or private home health providers to discuss the possibility of insurance-covered assistance or make arrangements with a family member or friend to volunteer or accept private payment to assist with foot care as necessary

Materials: Handheld mirror soap & water towel lotion helper if necessary

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Vision, Good Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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