Diabetes Foot Care
Wash and Dry Your Feet Daily
Use mild soaps and warm water.
Pat your skin dry; do not rub. Thoroughly dry your feet.
After washing, put lotion on them to prevent cracking. But not between your toes!
Check Your Feet Every Day
Look carefully at the tops and bottoms of your feet. Have someone else do it if you can’t see them.
- Check for dry, cracked skin.
- Look for blisters, cuts, scratches, or other sores.
- Check for redness, increased warmth, or tenderness when you touch an area.
- Watch for ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses.
If you get a blister or sore from your shoes, don’t “pop” it. Put a bandage over it, and wear a different pair of shoes.