What are some does and don´ts to foot care?
Do not try to cut corns or calluses or remove them with any over the counter medications unless your doctors approve.
Do put a moisturizing lotion on the dry skin on your feet.
Is it okay for me to go barefoot once in a while?
Never go barefoot as bare feet can be injured easily.
Why is it so important to check my reet every day?
When you are diabetic, even a small cut or blister can lead to some very serious problems. To help to prevent some very dangerous infections, you need to wash and inspect you feet every day.
Should I ask questions?
If you have any questions about your medications or your diet, you should be sure and contact your doctor immediately.
Should I learn everything that I can about my diabetes.
Learn about your disease and about the signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis and hypoglycemia.
Why should I let others know of my illness?
Make sure that you always wear a medic-alert bracelet or necklace. This will alert others to your condition.