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Q:

What can I use to get off calluses off my feet that is safe, since the PedEgg isn't safe for us diabetics?

Dr. David Erani

A:

I’m glad you asked! People with diabetes always need to be very careful with their feet. Diabetes can affect the nerves, so you may have an injury or infection and not feel it. Because diabetes can also affect the blood vessels, healing may be impaired. For these reasons, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations. So, what should you do about your calluses? The best thing to do is to see a podiatrist. Leave any foot care to a professional. That doesn’t mean that you do not have an important role in caring for your feet. Your job is to check your feet every morning and evening. Look for any sores, ulcers, cuts, or areas of redness. Always check between your toes. While diabetes is the leading cause of amputations, many amputations could have been prevented by early recognition and treatment of foot lesions.

October 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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liquorish
liquorish 2012-11-16 12:22:24 -0600 Report

I did not know we should not use the Ped Egg. I don't have one, but have been tempted. What I do for calluses, is after my shower or bath, I use a "soft" emery board. I don't soak my feet, because we aren't supposed to. But the shower softens them up just enough. You really need to keep on top of the calluses once they are removed or filed down, because they just get harder and bigger. Liquorish