Foot Care

By alleycatt Latest Reply 2009-01-03 23:09:21 -0600
Started 2009-01-03 02:44:44 -0600

I have been a type 2 diabetic for just over 2 years now but just recently I am starting to experience trouble with my feet. My feet are extremely dry, I can't seem to put enough lotion on them and I have a lot of peelings coming off. Can anyone give me a good remedy for this or a better lotion?

5 replies

2009-01-03 23:09:21 -0600 Report

I also use Eucerin cream on my feet. It comes in a big tub and it looks like Crisco but it works. Good suggestions from everyone else.

Avera 2009-01-03 22:35:20 -0600 Report

I agree totally with what the other people said about talking to your doctor. However, if you want something to help relieve the dryness while waiting to see your doctor you might try this.

Get some Eucerin cream. The original is good. Put way more than you need on your feet right before you go to bed and don't plan on getting up. Cover your feet with socks over the loads and loads of cream. This helps mine.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-03 22:49:01 -0600 Report

I also agree with the above friends. If you aren't satified with you PCP maybe see a poditrist(Foot MD) Again I too use eucerin, it was something Joslin suggest to me many years ago and I swear by it. Also there is a cream called Lotrimin..I think my MD told me they used it for ateletes feet but it would work good on cracked or dried feet. I just want to let you know to check with your MD before you use though…Debe

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-03 05:27:14 -0600 Report

I agree with Donna. Our feet seem to be the area of our bodies that are most at risk for diabetic problems. You make your foot problem sound more than just an irritation but more of a problem needing attention by a trained medical person. After you have seen your doctor if it turns out to be nothing, you will have the peace of mind that it is nothing. If on the other hand it is something that needs attention your doctor will get you the medicine and lotions you need to fix it. Keep us up to date on what you do and the outcome because dry, cracking, and calloused feet is a concern to all of us.

DonnaAnn 2009-01-03 04:31:44 -0600 Report

I would look into a good foot doctor. Make some phone calls and see who knows something about diabetic care. Or call you primary doctor and ask for a recommondation