I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES I'M LOOKING FOR HELP WITH MY FEET

NEWONE91
By NEWONE91 Latest Reply 2011-04-04 15:26:06 -0500
Started 2011-04-04 12:50:11 -0500

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES FOR ABOUT 2 MONTH NOW MY BLOOD SUGAR IS PRETTY MUCH MANAGABLE NOW ALTHOUGH MY GLYCEMIC NEED TO GET TO 14 ITS AT 7.3 NOW AND MY HEMOGLOBIN WAS 13.8 NOW ITS DOWN TO 8 IT NEEDS TO BE 7 BUT I WASH MY FEET DAILY AS IT IS MENTION TO DO SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT TYPE OF SOCKS I NEED OR LOTION I CAN USE SHOES I CAN WEAR ITS SAYS TO USE A MILD SOAP I USE IVORY IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY SUGESTION OR ADVICE I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. IF ANYONE KNOWS A FOOT DOCTOR THAT ACCEPT LOW INCOME CAUSE I DON'T HAVE INSURANCE I'M IN GA.


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-04-04 15:26:06 -0500 Report

Howdy "Newone" Welcome to DC!

I don't understand your statement: ". . . MY GLYCEMIC NEED TO GET TO 14 ITS AT 7.3 NOW" I don't understand what a "glycemic need" is. Could you please explain?

As far as soaps are concerned, Ivory is fine!

Regarding socks, "diabetic" socks are good choices, but they are generally expensive. Actually any loose fitting sock is good, just not too tight where they compress your skin and leave indentations there when you take them off.

Snug shoes without seams inside which can cause irritation are good, as long as they give adequate room and don't crowd your toes. Diabetic shoes are ideal, but also are usually expensive.

Lotion, you can use most any kind. The only caution I would give there is don't put lotion between your toes as it can promote fungus or bacterial infections because of excess moisture. Make sure you are dry between the toes.

Another pointer for foot care is if you can possibly afford it, go to a podiatrist quarterly to get your nails clipped and get a diabetic foot checkup. The podiatrist less likely to cut too close and cause your toe to bleed and possibly get an infection. Since due to out Diabetes we are immuno-compromised, we don't want to give an infection even a chance to get a hold.

If you have fungus on your feet, my podiatrist suggested I put Vicks Vapo-Rub on my feet overnight (in socks of course) to fight the fungus.

Blessings to you and yours!

James

Swbtab03
Swbtab03 2011-04-04 13:06:07 -0500 Report

I actually see a foot doctor tomorrow, I also have type 2 diabetes and when I get concrete information I will share it with you. Ask questions here got lots of support coming your way shortly

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