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Diabetic Foot Care

Walking with Diabetes
Let's take a closer look...

RISK FACTORS
  • High blood sugar feeds fungus growth on toes and nails

  • Poor blood circulation

  • Dry or cracked skin

  • Extra body weight

  • Nerve damage (pins and needles)

  • Changes to foot shape

DO's 

 

  • DO check your feet daily for cuts, bruises and swelling

  • DO wash feet daily with warm soapy water and dry well

  • DO keep toenails trimmed

  • DO wear suitable footwear to protect your feet

  • DO see your podiatrist regularly

DON'Ts 

  • DON'T go barefoot

  • DON'T soak your feet - this leads to dryness

  • DON'T apply cream between your toes

  • DON'T wear poorly fitting shoes

FOOT SCREENING TOOL
 
 
If you, or a loved one, answered YES to 1 or more questions, please call our clinic on (07) 3821 -4524 to make an appointment for diabetic foot care.
 
During your consultation, four main areas of concern will be addressed, monitored and recorded so that we can ensure your future foot health is in good hands.

 

FOOT CARE GUIDE FOR DIABETICS

 

Click HERE for a comprehensive guide for Diabetics on how to care for their feet:.

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