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Diabetic Foot Care: Important Practices and Tips for Prevention

At Cornerstone P&O, we are committed to enhancing our patients' quality of life through specialized prosthetic and orthotic care. We want to highlight the significance of proper diabetic foot care. If you have diabetes, it's crucial to take care of your feet because reduced blood flow and nerve damage make you more prone to foot problems.

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Diabetic Foot Care Practices

  1. Increase Activity Levels: Regular walking can enhance foot circulation.

  2. Daily Foot Examinations: Check for blisters, swelling, cuts, soreness, or redness. Use a mirror if needed or ask someone for assistance.

  3. Hygiene: Wash your feet daily and thoroughly dry them, especially between the toes.

  4. Appropriate Lotion Use: Apply a small amount of lotion to your feet, avoiding areas between the toes to prevent fungal infections.

  5. Toenail Care: Trim your toenails straight across and file the edges to prevent ingrown nails.

  6. Regular Checkups: Visit a podiatrist at least once or twice a year for a thorough foot examination.

Prevention Tips

  • Foot Positioning: Avoid crossing your legs. Instead, move your feet and wiggle your toes while seated. Elevate your feet if you experience swelling.

  • Professional Care for Foot Issues: Seek a podiatrist's help for ingrown nails, calluses, corns, or other foot-related problems.

  • Temperature Protection: Shield your feet from extreme temperatures and avoid using hot water bottles, electric blankets, or heating pads.

  • Blood Glucose Management: Work with healthcare providers to keep your blood glucose levels within the target range.

  • Avoid Smoking: Refrain from smoking and using tobacco products to minimize long-term complications.

Cornerstone P&O: Providing Diabetic Shoes for Better Foot Health

To further support your foot health, Cornerstone P&O offers a range of diabetic shoes designed to provide comfort, support, and protection. Our diabetic shoes help prevent complications such as ulcers and calluses, ensuring you can stay active and maintain good foot health.

How long has it been since your last checkup? If it's been over a year, don't delay! Contact us at Cornerstone P&O to schedule an appointment. Our dedicated team is here to help you find the right diabetic shoes and provide comprehensive foot care solutions tailored to your needs.

Stay proactive about your foot health, and let Cornerstone P&O be your partner in care.


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