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Diabetes leads to serious foot problems due to poor blood flow and nerve damage. Gain in-depth insight into how diabetic patients can prevent the loss of feet.

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the importance of foot care for the diabetics

The Importance of Foot Care

for the Diabetics

Daily foot care is extremely important for the diabetics. There are

multiple ways to keep an eye on the perfect foot care so that you

can improve blood circulation and catch the signs of danger before

it actually strikes. Peel Podiatry in Mandurah recommends that you

take special note of the following:

• Check the blisters, cuts and sores

• Moisturise the tops and bottoms of feet

• Implement good hygienic habits

• Avoid getting feet too cold or too hot

• Check socks and shoes for foreign matter before putting them

on

• Never walk barefoot

• Have feet examined at regular intervals at a podiatry clinic

assessment of 5 risk factors

• Assessment of 5 Risk Factors:

1. Earlier complains of foot ulcers

Diabetic patients are at a huge risk of major foot complications.

Seemingly harmless foot ulcers can lead to the amputation of a toe,

leg or foot due to improper wound recovery and carelessness. You

must not ignore foot ulcers and seek professional podiatry services

at the earliest.

2 loss of protective sensation the loss

2. Loss of protective sensation

The loss of the ability to feel things in the feet is one of the

potential problems associated with diabetes. Known as diabetic

peripheral neuropathy, this condition results in an inability to feel

pain or any other such stimulus. You can avoid this condition or

reduce its severity by always wearing shoes, inspecting your feet

daily for loss of sensation, ensuring that shoes fit properly and so

on. You can also try aerobic exercises. A visit to the podiatry clinic

the moment you feel a loss of protective sensation can save you

from future foot problems.

3. Look for structural abnormalities

Check your feet for structural abnormalities to ascertain whether

they are at risk of any serious complications. Stand, sit or lie down

to examine both feet without socks or shoes. In case you notice any

toe deformities, fungal infection, blisters, Charcot’s joint or uneven

wear on soles of shoes, immediately schedule an appointment with

a professional podiatry clinic.

4. Assess blood circulation

The chances of the blood vessels getting damaged are high because

diabetes is a disease that causes body­wide vulnerability. If you

experience numbness, cramping, pain and tingling in your legs and

feet, know that the culprit is poor circulation.

5. Self­care behaviour

Adoption   of   proper   hygienic   habits   and   gaining   knowledge

regarding your condition is a positive step towards preventing foot

complications that might lead to amputation. You must be aware

that   diabetes   leads   to   increasing   the   risks   of   foot   problems.

Knowing about the signs and symptoms that you must look out for

will ensure that you are able to reach out to a professional before

things get out of hand.

prevention and early diagnosis can help save your

Prevention and early diagnosis can help save your foot, toe or legPrevention and early diagnosis can help save your foot, toe or leg

from getting amputated. Examine your feet daily, take care of them

and pay attention to what it is trying to tell you. In case you see any

anomaly, immediately consult a podiatrist.

                      Peel Podiatry Clinic:

                  106 Allnut Street, Mandurah, WA 6210

                  Website: www.peelpodiatry.com.au

                Email ID: admin@peelpodiatry.com.au

                       Phone No.: 08 9586 3046

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