Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics

Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics

Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for DiabeticsThe cold winter weather has risks for diabetics. Walking outside in the snow will leave your feet moist and your shoes and socks damp, which can cause serious problems.

Key takeaways:

– People with diabetes have the greatest risk of potentially serious foot problems.

– They should immediately change out of the wet footwear and dry the feet using a towel.

– Diabetes is known to cause nerve damage in the foot and lead to minimal sensations in the foot. It is important to keep feet from sources of direct heat

Avoid the use of warming aids on the feet, such as electric blankets, heated shoe inserts and heating pads. Also, test bath water with hands or a thermometer to make sure it’s not too hot before putting your feet into the water, he said.

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