Foot Care for People with Diabetes

  • People with diabetes should have annual screenings for neuropathy, foot deformity and other predisposing conditions caused by diabetes.
  • Your Doctor or Certified Diabetes Educator should give you a “hands on” demonstration of what to do to take care of your feet.
  • Instructions should include advice about the daily application of moisturizing cream to the feet and the importance of wearing well-fitted hose/socks and shoes.
  • Check your feet daily. If you see any changes, call your Doctor.

Foot Care Checklist

  • Mirror to examine your feet
  • Warm (not hot) water
  • Thermometer if necessary
  • Mild Soap
  • Talcum Powder
  • ProNeema Cream
  • Socks (lightly padded with no seams is best)
  • Well-fitting shoes
  • Toenail clippers
  • Emery board
  • Pumice stone (ask your doctor) to remove calluses

     

     

     

    Always check with your Doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your condition or treatment.