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How to take care of diabetic foot health

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How to take care of diabetic foot health

Diabetes is a severe endocrine disease many people don't often associate with foot problems. However, many people with type 2 diabetes who have had dangerous blood sugar levels for a long time develop diabetic neuropathy, which can lead to tingling and pain in the feet, eventually leading to loss of sensation in the feet. Once sensation is lost, things can become dangerous. People with diabetes who lose sensation in their feet can't feel anything if they step on it and usually continue to step on something without noticing. This can lead to blisters, cuts, or ulcers, often left untreated because they cannot feel. Untreated foot wounds can leave them vulnerable to bacteria from sweat or walking surfaces and lead to infection or gangrene.


Diabetic foot ulcers have been reported to affect about 10% of people with type 2 diabetes, and 73,000 Americans lose their feet or have their lower limbs amputated each year due to diabetic foot ulcers. In today's post, insole manufacturer Foamwell will share with you what you need to know about diabetic foot health care.


Diabetic foot care tips:

• Pay close attention to and maintain blood sugar levels.

• Keep a close eye on and maintain healthy blood pressure.

• Visit your endocrinologist and podiatrist regularly.

• Wash your feet daily and visually inspect your feet.

• Trim your toenails carefully or leave them to your podiatrist.

• Do not remove calluses or foot lesions yourself.

• If you smoke, quit.

• Elevate your feet while sitting.

• Wiggle your toes and turn your ankles every few minutes.

• Keep your feet warm, but not hot.

• Stay active.

• Wear clean, dry socks and avoid nylon and tight elastic bands - the best choice is unique diabetic socks.

• Choose appropriate shoes with insoles. (preferably specially designed diabetic shoes, diabetic insoles)

• Never go barefoot, even at home.


Footwear for diabetics

We mentioned that you shouldn't go barefoot, but we should clarify that your shoes are the best diabetic foot care! What kind of shoes should people with diabetes choose?

• Avoid open-toed shoes.

• Wear waterproof boots to keep your feet dry in winter or wet weather.

• Choose walking shoes or breathable athletic shoes.

• Avoid leather, plastic, or vinyl shoes that won't stretch or let your feet breathe.

• Choose cotton, lightly padded socks that fit snugly but are not tight.

• Avoid shoes or socks that create pressure points - pointed-toe formal shoes, high heels, sock seams, etc.

• Use insoles to support bunions and avoid Charcot's foot.


Use Foamwell Diabetic Insoles

As the sensation in your feet diminishes, you need to ensure you're never barefoot, even when relaxing at home. That's because you never know when you might step on something, including a small strip of wood or carpet tacks that could scratch or poke your foot. Because you should always wear shoes, you must ensure they provide the support your feet need to avoid blisters and painful or injured peripheral joints.


Foamwell diabetic insoles are made of polymer for superior durability and product memory, which means they work brand new every step. The antibacterial material helps reduce infections and foot irritation caused by sweat. These insoles can be used with or of any shoe insole, and they help any shoe fit better while reducing blisters.


People with diabetes must remember to pay attention to the health of their feet because even minor problems can lead to severe consequences, so they should be very strict when choosing shoes and insoles. foamwell's diabetic insoles are a good choice for you.


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