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    How should I care for my feet on a daily basis if I have diabetes?

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    admiralplace

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    I have DT T2 AND peripheral vascular disease, which puts me at great risk of some sort of foot problem. In fact, I lost two toes around 7 years ago.

    I do a visual examination of my feet every morning after my shower - just a quick check when I am drying off.  I pay particular attention to any abrasions or cuts - treating them immediatly and covering them.  I see a podiatrist every 4-6 weeks who trims my nails and gives me a thorough food examination (mine is through a hospital specialist unit that I have been attending since i developed ulcers back in 2005) - but I expect if you are not eligilble for hospital unit support, a regular podiatrist would provide the same service.  Its a good investment for peace of mind!

  • admiralplace

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    Oh, I should also say that i moistureise my feet a couple of times a week - apparently this keeps the skin supple and less inclined to chap or crack.

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