I would like to remind everyone of the many serious complications of diabetes.(heart,kidneys,feet.)
We know there are many,but I can testify to the foot complications. Once my problem began keeping my sugar under control was only one of my considerations.An ulcer on the little & big toe of my left foot has held me hostage since 12/11/2007. I cannot wear a shoe on that foot, therefore I cannot exercise properly.So please remember the rules for proper foot care.
1.Keep blood sugar within a good range.
2.Look at your bare feet daily.
3.Do not use over the counter products or sharp objects on corns or calluses.
4.Never walk barefoot.
5.Wear comfortable shoes that fit well and protect your feet.
6. Wear socks at night if your feet are cold.
8. Put your feet up when sitting.
9.Don't use hot water bottles or heating pads.
10.wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for 5 minutes 2 to 3 times a day.
An ounce of pevention is worth a pound of cure.
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