Diabetics must be particularly vigilant about the hygiene of their feet and not use sharp accessories in order to avoid any risk of wounds which could lead to serious infections.
1 – Inspect your feet daily.
2 – Immediately report any lesion or suspicious coloration.
3 – Wash your feet every day with lukewarm water and soap (5 min. maximum). Wipe your feet well.
4 – Keep the nails long enough, cut them square and round the corners with a cardboard file.
5 – In case of very dry skin, apply Sahara cream. Sand the areas of hyperkeratosis.
6 – Change your socks every day. Choose them in natural fiber (cotton, wool, lisle thread, etc.)
7 – Buy slippers. They must be flexible and of sufficient width. Only wear new shoes for a few hours. Avoid high heels.
8 – Do not treat calluses, corns and blisters yourself. See a Foot Care Professional and let them know if you have diabetes. Consult your pharmacist.
9 – Beware of the risk of burns or frostbite.
10 – Never walk barefoot, anywhere.

Finally, special foot deodorants, easier to use than our grandmothers' talc, will allow you to feel comfortable in your shoes all day long.

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