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- Wash your feet in warm water every day. Make sure the water is not too hot by testing the temperature with your elbow. Do not soak your feet. Dry your feet well with a soft towel, especially between the toes.
- Protect your feet during hot and cold weather.
- Look at your feet every day to check for cuts, sores, blisters, redness, calluses or other problems. Checking every day is even more important if you have nerve damage or poor blood flow. If you cannot bend over or pull your feet up to check them, use a mirror or magnifying glass If you cannot see well, ask someone else to check your feet.
- If your skin is dry, rub lotion on your feet after you wash and dry them. Do not put lotion between your toes.
- If you need help taking care of your feet, see a podiatrist to cut your toenails and to file corns and calluses.
- Always wear shoes or slippers to protect your feet from injuries.
- Always wear socks to avoid blisters. It is best to use diabetic socks without seams.
- Wear shoes that fit well. Our professionals can recommend proper footwear.
- Before putting your shoes on, feel the insides to make sure they have no sharp edges or objects that might hurt your feet.