9 tips to prevent diabetic foot

According to the Mexican Association of Quiropedistas and Podiatrists , the care and hygiene of the feet is basic, especially if a person suffers from diabetes , since the risk of amputation , for lack of prevention or inflammation in this area of ​​the body is lethal.

In an interview for GetQoralHealth , the endocrinologist and diabetologist, María Elena Sañudo, explains the symptoms of diabetic foot:

Therefore, it gives you the following recommendations to take care of your feet:

1. Every day you should wash your feet with warm water (30 to 37 degrees) 2. Wash with neutral soap 3. It is recommended that you do not leave your feet in the water for more than 5 minutes 4. You should wash the whole foot, without forgetting the areas under the foot and between the fingers 5. Dry your feet well, especially between your fingers, but avoid hurting them or pressing them 6. Keep them hydrated with a lubricating cream or an oil, giving a light massage on the sole of the foot, back and the entire knee 7. After washing your feet, you should examine them every day. The best way is sitting and with good light 8. To cut your nails it is necessary that you always go with a certified podiatrist 9. The cut of the nail should be horizontal and preferably after bathing, as the nails are softer

The Mexican Association of Quiropedistas and Podiatrists , specifies that people who should have more care with their feet, if they have diabetes , They are that smoke , they have problems to regulate their glucose , lose sensation in their feet or those who present limitations of joint mobility due to the existence of Bone deformities .

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