Good foot care is essential to people with diabetes. Please take the following quiz and see what you know…Answers at the end.
1) Which of the following are considered good foot care?
A) have good BG control
B) daily foot care and inspections
C) doing some type of exercise several types per week.
D) never walk around barefoot
E) have a Dr check your feet atleast once a year
F) all of the above
2) Diabetes can cause nerve damage and loss of a person's protective sensations, which an lead to severe complications TRUE or. FALSE
3.) A person with diabetes needs shoes that fit properly. So when is the best time to buy
A) first thing in the mornings
B) midday, around lunch
C) towards the end of the day, evening
D) anytime of day
Complications can be slowed down or stopped with proper foot care and good BG numbers. Not only check your feet daily, also have a Dr check them as well. Apply cream or lotion to your feet at least once a day. But never put lotion or creams between the toes. Moisture can cause complications such as fungus. Never walk around barefoot, protect your feet.
People with diabetes can develop peripheral neuropathy
to either-or both hand and feet. Chronic BG levels can cause these symptoms. Leading to foot ulcers, toe or foot or leg amputations. Wear good fitting shoes and socks and keep them safe from cold and heat.
People with diabetes should buy your shoes in the evening. This is when your feet are the widest as some swelling occurs. That way your insured a good fit. The ADA recommends leather or canvas tie up shoes.
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