Diabetic foot care/assessment
At Bucks Foot Clinic, we have made diabetes an area of care, and strength. We understand the issues and problems and we have worked with diabetics over many years. As a diabetic, do not over look the need to visit a podiatrist on a regular basis, even if it is one of the most overlooked aspects of diabetes management.
We only employ podiatrists, to make sure you have the highest level of care for diabetic care. At our clinic our professional podiatrists are trained in the care, solving and guidance from the issues relating to diabetic foot assessment. We also provide advice and therapy to help those with diabetes manage their foot care. The best ways to care for diabetic feet. (normally we would have 10 top tips, but in this case, we would prefer for you to meet with us, so we can build a custom care plan.
Top 10 ways to maintain Diabetic foot care
- Check your feet. It’s essential to check your feet daily for any signs of damage. Do this daily. If you are unsure how to check your feet, please contact us
- In addition, you should have regular foot assessments with a professional podiatrist to reduce the risk of injury, infection and other complications.
- Please take care that your socks are proper fitting seamless socks.
- Ensure your feet are clean and free from infection.
- Wear only well-fitting shoes. Poor fitting or Ill-fitting shoes can result in blisters, ulcers, corns and calluses, and nail problems.
- Avoid walking barefoot, especially when outside to reduce the risks of cuts and grazes.
- Try to avoid sitting cross-legged as this can hinder circulation.
- Moisturise your skin, paying particular attention to your heels, as dry skin can lead to cracking and fissures.
- Wear the right shoes. Get proper advice. We always regularly recommend the ideal footwear for diabetics.
- Never attempt to treat yourself. Anything from corns, hard skin, etc. Always consult a podiatrist.
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- Keep your feet clean and dry, especially between the toes.
- Wash your feet every day with lukewarm water.
- Don’t go barefoot, even at home. Wear shoes or sturdy slippers at all times.
- Check your soles of your foot before you put on your shoes daily.
- Wear clean, dry socks. And of course, put them on properly, so the seams are not in the wrong place
- Check inside your shoes for any tear or rough edges that could injure your foot. Look at your soles and outside for any damage. The right shoes is needed to help you look after your feet, so they last you longer
- Shake out your shoes before you put them on to make sure there’s nothing inside.
- Choose a comfortable and safe style of shoe, such as those with closed toes, low heels, and soles that aren’t slippery.
- Trim toenails straight across. See us for any deformed toes. Don’t cut off or file corns, calluses or bunions yourself. If you have a cut, please call us.
We have an experienced team that can help you look after and care for your feet. We have the latest technology and highly skilled team.
We really care in being the best in our profession. Come and see us, and we can demonstrate what we can do better.