Improve the health of your feet and prevent diabetic foot problems, ulcers with daily foot care

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Get to the "Foot" of it


Of people with diabetes who enter the hospital, about one in five do so for diabetic foot problems. But you can protect your feet and dry skin by following some basic guidelines and knowledge.  Diabetic foot ulcers can develop if proper diabetic foot care is not maintained.

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Diabetes can cause changes in the skin of your foot. At times your foot may become very dry. Dry skin may peel and crack. The problem is that the nerves that control sweating in your foot no longer work called diabetic neuropathy. Therefore chances of developing diabetic foot ulcers or other diabetic foot problems are drastically increased.

Proper diabetic Foot care should be a part of the diabetic persons daily routine. Lack of feeling in the feet  necessitate even  closer daily observation. Obesity  may prevent the person from being physically able to view their feet. A family member, neighbor, or a visiting nurse may need to perform this important monitoring for developing diabetic foot problems..

About 70 percent of the diabetic foot ulcers people with diabetes develop result from minor injuries in a numb foot from diabetic nerve damage: diabetic foot care.

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Each section here has specific information for diabetic's and foot care. The overview to the left shows the necessity of proper care.

The Prevention section details how to avoid problems before they start, while the Dry Skin care section gives tips for the body as a whole.

Product reviews will help you decide which one is right for your lifestyle. And the have to see Quick Tips area is a quick tip section to live by everyday.

(Information provided here is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. Reference material from American Diabetes Association and National Institute of Health)