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Diabetic Foot Care Advice

Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as neuropathy. It is imperative that you get the right diabetic foot care advice by a qualified specialist if you are living with diabetes.

Without proper diabetes foot care guidelines, poor healing of foot injuries may become a reality, and you may not notice if your foot is sore or or even gravely injured. Unfortunately if you have diabetes, you are 15 times more likely to have a limb amputated due to gangrene. We’ll discuss how to take care of diabetic foot and diabetic foot care tips from our highly-trained podiatrist in Singapore.

How To Care For Your Feet

  • As a minimum, schedule a visit once a year with your podiatrist.
  • Keep your feet clean and free from infection.
  • Avoid walking barefoot, especially in the garden or on the beach on holidays, to reduce the risk of cuts or bites that may become infected.
  • Cut or file your toenails regularly.
  • Have corns or hard skin treated by a podiatrist.
  • Seek treatment from your podiatrist if foot blisters or injuries do not heal quickly.
  • Treat ulcers immediately, within 24 hours, especially if there is redness or swelling around the area, or in an area where you have previously been warned to seek immediate attention

The risk of foot complications can be greatly reduced by management of blood sugar levels. See your doctor if you feel that you need further assistance with blood sugar management.

Diabetes Foot Care Advice and Treatment

At The Foot Practice, our team provides treatments for people with diabetes and foot care, including:

  • Test for signs of loss of feeling in your feet
  • Test for sufficient supply of blood to your feet
  • Assess the current condition of your feet and check for risks of infection
  • Provide a treatment plan for identified risks
  • Develop a tailored prevention plan to reduce the risk of complications, based on your life and lifestyle

          With most conditions, prevention is better than rehabilitation especially for people with diabetes. Find out more about The Foot Practice’s Diabetic Foot Screening services for people living with diabetes.