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How to treat these seven common foot problems to avoid diabetes complications…

by , 27 April 2014

How to treat foot problems is a very important part of the diabetes treatment guidelines. Take two minutes to read this information on diabetes to protect your feet from infection and gangrene.


If you have:

•           Stubborn excess weight that hangs over your belt no matter what you do,
•           Urgent cravings for sweets, chocolates, chips...
•           And mood swings that often ruin your day 
You could need some help balancing your blood sugar levels.

Follow these steps to prevent seven foot problems as a result of type 2 diabetes

Incorporate these seven steps into your regime for controlling your diabetes and you could prevent these diabetes symptoms:
  1. Corn and calluses: These form when there’s too much pressure in one area of your foot or an areas rubs against something continuously. Wear comfortable shoes to help prevent them. And, if they do develop, use a pumice stone to rub on the corm or callus after your bath.
  2. Blisters: Also form from continuous rubbing in the same area. Always wear socks with your shoes and choose comfortable shoes to help prevent blisters. If you catch a blister developing, wrap a bandage over it to prevent it from getting worse. If the blister gets infected, you’ll need to get antibiotics and your doctor may have to drain the fluid from it.  
  3. Ingrown toe nail: Avoid tight shoes as they are a major culprit of ingrown toe nails. Also don’t cut into the corners of your toe nails when you trim them to avoid them growing inwards. See your doctor if you need to treat an ingrown toe nail, he may need to remove part of the nail and you’ll need antibiotics if there’s an infection.   
  4. Plantar warts: Form as a result of a virus that enters your feet through small cracks in your skin. They can be painful. Wash your hands after touching them and keep your feet clean and dry. You doctor can remove the warts with liquid nitrogen or laser treatment.
  5. Dry and cracked skin: When you have high blood glucose, nerve damage or poor circulation, you can develop cracks in your skin. These pose a risk for infection so apply lotion or Vaseline to your feet daily to keep them moist. You may need prescription ointment if the cracks get worse.
  6. Athlete’s foot: Keep your feet clean and dry. Don’t wear the same shoes all the time and wear cotton or wool socks that don’t trap moisture. Don’t go barefoot into public showers. You’ll need to get special cream to treat the fungus causing the Athlete’s foot.   
  7. Fungal infection: These normally develop in the toenails. Follow the same steps as for Athlete’s foot. If it doesn’t clear, you may need to get your nail removed or get laser treatment.

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Treat your diabetes symptoms and avoid further complications…

If you follow these steps, you’ll be able to avoid foot health complications from diabetes. The key is to not let infection set in because it can lead to gangrene. You can read more on preventing foot deformities and gangrene here…

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