Diabetes presents a number of different health care issues and can cause serious complications in the feet, due to a decrease in blood flow to the lower extremities. This means that any injuries, such as blisters, bruises and cuts, will be much slower to heal. At the Davisville Foot Clinic, we provide foot care for diabetics in Toronto and the surrounding communities.
There are several steps you can take to keep your feet healthy, including:
Checking your feet on a daily basis for red spots, blisters and swelling
Remaining as physically active as possible, as exercise can prevent reduction in blood flow
Moisturizing your feet with a thin layer of moisturizer to prevent dry and cracked feet
Keeping your toenails trimmed in a straight line in order to avoid ingrown toenails
Protecting your feet from hot and cold temperatures, as you could be hurting your feet without realizing it
Periodically moving your toes and feet, even while sitting, to preserve strong blood flow
Call the Davisville Foot Clinic to learn more about our diabetic foot care services in Toronto.