16-Taking care of my feet

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If you have diabetes you must take extra care of your feet. If not, your feet can become damaged and you could lose a toe, a foot or even a leg. Taking good care of your feet can stop this from happening.

You should:INTROSURV

  • Check your feet every day for cuts, sores, red spots, swelling and infected toe nails
  • Wash your feet every day, dry them well and apply lotion
  • Keep your toe nails short and clean
  • Put your feet up to rest
  • Always wear your shoes but make sure they do not hurt your feet and give you cuts or blisters
  • Be active
  • Ask your nurse or doctor to check your feet when you are at the clinic