Do you know why it is so important that diabetics pay attention to their feet? When glucose levels are higher, problems such as decreased sensation in the foot and also reduced blood circulation can occur. These two factors can cause foot ulcers. Clinical Podiatric Estévez It explains everything in detail.
Over time, diabetes can cause nerve damage, so you don't feel certain sensations in your feet, and you don't realize that you have a blister or a wound. These small lesions can later become ulcers or infections.
Recommendations for diabetic foot
Follow these simple prevention guidelines:
- See your feet every day: Spend some time looking at the fingers, especially the tip of the big toe and the rest of the fingers at the bottom. Also look at the heel and the sole, and on the outside of the foot.
- Have good hygiene: Wash your feet every day with warm water and soap. Keep in mind that if you really have less sensitivity, you should be careful that the water is not too hot. Dry them well, hydrate them with specific creams and take care of them so that no hardnesses or calluses appear.
- Use quality footwear, preferably of skin and with a suitable width.
And do not downplay the signs: if you observe any wound or abrasion on your feet, or any indication that you do not know, the best is always the look of a specialist. In Clinical Podiatric Estévez They have all the knowledge and means to take care of your diabetic foot. Find them on Calle La Mar 10, ground floor. Or call 617 466 747.