Feet are always at severe risk of getting damaged or wounded specially if you are not choosing appropriate shoes to keep them safe from harms and damages. Diabetics are more sensitive than normal human beings to get foot ulcers and fungus. It is because sugar patients are easy victims of nerve damage and blood vessels clotting. This sensitivity tends them to get severe foot ulcer.
You can keep your feet safe from getting into bad conditions by following some tips.
Washing Your Feet Regularly:
Mostly, people use some sort of scrubber to rub their feet. It can make your feet even more neat and odorless, but if you are diabetic, you must avoid this practice. Use a mild soap with lukewarm water to clean them. Gently massage between fingers and use a soft towel to pat your feet dry.
Use Foot Powder:
Foot care products are available in the market. Menthol powder is best for the purpose to keep your feet moist-free. Sprinkle that powder between your fingers.
Take warm water in a tub and add one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Put your feet in that water for 10-15 minutes. Turmeric contains strong antibiotic properties naturally and is good for relaxing your feet. Doing that practice off and on will keep your feet relaxed and germ-free.
After wash Care:
After washing and drying your feet, use some moisturizing cream or lotion to keep the foot skin soft and moisturized. Soap extracts the moisture out of your skin leaving it rough and dry. Moisturizing lotions will prevent them from getting patched and cracked.
Cut your nail at scheduled time:
Keeping nail length to normal is essential especially when you are diabetic. You toe nail can be collapsed with some stone or any other hard surface and it can cause severe damage to your under nail skin layer. Cut your nails right after taking bath as it lessens the risk of injury to your foot skin because nails are damp and softer at that time. Don’t cut the nails to the corners and avoid cutting them to the roots.
Check your feet at daily Basis:
You should make a keen observation at daily basis for any minor cut or damage on your foot skin. It is important because if it will not be properly treated, you may get severe ulcer. See if there is some cracked skin on heels or any minor cut or rash between your fingers. Visit your doctor immediately if you observe any new bump or scar on your feet.
Use Comfortable Shoes:
Now a day, you can buy specially designed shoes for diabetics which provide enough space to our toes to move freely. Don’t wear over fitted shoes and try to choose a soft sole for you.