Suffering Foot or Ankle Pain or Discomfort?
Ulcerations, infections and gangrene are the most common foot and ankle problems that the patient with diabetes must face. As a result, thousands of diabetic patients require amputations each year. Foot infections are the most common reason for hospitalization of diabetic patients. Ulcerations of the feet may take months or even years to heal. It takes 20 times more energy to heal a wound than to maintain a healthy foot.
Do the Following to Protect Your Feet
1. Examine Your Feet Daily
If you observe any of these danger signs, call your podiatrist at once.
2. Examine Your Shoes Daily
3. Daily Washing and Foot Care
4. Fitting Shoes and Socks
5. Medical Care
Do Not Do These Dangerous Acts