Foot problems are a common condition for people with diabetes. Without the proper foot care, there may be serious complications, including amputation.
Diabetes can cause several conditions, including nerve damage (diabetes peripheral neuropathy) and poor circulation (peripheral arterial disease). These conditions together mean that someone with diabetes may not feel or notice a foot injury and they will take longer to heal.
If unnoticed and untreated, small foot injuries like cuts or blisters can become infected and have serious complications.
Diabetic foot care products are specially formulated and designed to reduce the risk of foot injury or wound. Using diabetic foot care products can reduce your risk of complications arising from foot conditions and give you peace of mind that you are taking care of your feet!
There are a variety of foot care solutions suitable for diabetic foot care, including socks, shoes, foot cream, and foot wash.
Diabetic Foot Cream
Foot cream specially formulated for diabetic foot care has a variety of characteristics that make it ideal for this application.
Diabetic foot cream is thick and non-greasy but absorbs quickly. Its purpose is to moisturize dry, cracked feet to prevent wounds from opening up from fissures or cracks. With daily application, often within a few days you will have smooth, soft, moisturized feet.
Typically, they are hypoallergenic, lanolin-free, alcohol free, and non-scented. This also makes diabetic foot cream great for people with sensitive skin!
Diabetic Foot Wash
Diabetic foot wash often contains essential oils to help with symptoms associated with diabetic feet. In addition to keeping feet clean to help avoid fungus or infections, they also work to moisturize the feet for all-around protection from cracks and fissures.
Some diabetic foot washes, like Diabetic Defense Daily Therapy Foot Wash, contains ginger to stimulate circulation. This stimulation is great for long term diabetic foot care.
These socks are specially designed to avoid constricting blood flow. They are non-binding, non-elasticized, and have little to no seams to avoid rubbing and tightness. Rubbing caused by seams or elastics on socks can lead to blisters and ulcers that can rupture and become infected easily.
By decreasing friction between your foot and your shoe, you can reduce pain and the risk of injury. Diabetic socks also offer fantastic comfort and support.
Foot Care Tips for Diabetics
If you live with diabetes and are concerned about your foot health, there are a number of steps you can take in addition to the right foot care products to ensure your feet stay healthy.
- Wash your feet daily – don’t soak them
- Dry your feet carefully, particularly between your toes
- Regularly check your feet thoroughly for cuts, blisters, ingrown toenails, and cracks
- Clean any cuts with soap and water and cover them with suitable dressing
- Trim your toenails straight across
- Wear fresh, clean socks each day
- Visit a chiropodist for routine foot care
- Only get pedicures from a diabetic-focused spa
Get More Information about Diabetic Daily Foot Care
FootStore offers a variety of diabetic foot care products to keep your feet healthy. We know how important foot care is when you live with diabetes and we seek to provide products to make foot care simple.
View our diabetic foot care solutions here! For more information or if you have questions about the products, contact FootStore. We’re here to help you!