Diabetic Foot Care
Why should diabetics take care of their
Diabetic foot care is a major issue for both type 1 and
type 2 diabetics. High blood sugar associated with these conditions can lead to diabetic neuropathy, causing
numbness in the feet which makes common foot problems hard to detect.
Foot problems are always easy to ignore as our feet are located at the
furthest possible point from our brains and we rarely get a good look at them. Diabetics can’t afford to disregard
their feet however, a good diabetic foot care regime, to include
a daily diabetic foot cream along
with well fitting shoes for diabetics and diabetic socks are essential for diabetics to maintain healthy
More than 10% of diabetics suffer from serious foot ulcers
which can take a long time to heal and can lead to severe lower body infections if they go unnoticed.
Diabetic neuropathy can also disrupt the natural lubrication of the feet, leading to dry and cracked skin
prone to bacterial and fungal infection.