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Diabetic Foot Care

If you are a diabetic, then it is extremely important to take proper care of your feet. Foot problems are common among 60 to 70 percent of diabetic patients. Small wounds can quickly become worse and cause serious damage.

One of the easiest ways to make sure that your feet stay healthy is to examine them daily. Wash your feet and keep them clean. Use a quality lotion to keep the skin on your feet soft and moist. If you notice any sores or injuries, be sure to get them treated right away.

If you are not a smoker, then don't start! If you are a smoker, then quit smoking as soon as possible. Smoking cigarettes leads to decreased blood supply in the feet, which makes them more susceptible to infection and other problems.

Prevent injuries on your feet by wearing comfortable shoes at all times. Never walk barefoot and make sure your feet are always protected. Choose comfortable shoes that do not need to be broken in, and make sure to always wear them with clean, dry socks.

Quit Smoking

A little bit of care can go a long way in protecting the health of your feet.

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