The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) offers ten tips for people with diabetes on how to keep their feet healthy.
Diabetes can cause poor blood circulation or neurological damage, and so people with diabetes may not feel pain from foot infections caused by abrasions or blisters. Wounds in people with diabetes also do not heal as quickly as those without the condition.
Thus, it is important for people with diabetes to check their feet daily.
The Podiatry Department at
Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the
SingHealth group, offers ten tips how to. Here are the first five.
Steps 1 to 5: Check feet daily, watch out for infection, have good foot hygiene, moisturise and file away buildups
1. Check feet daily for
Sudden changes in skin colour
2. Look out for signs of infection
3. Maintain foot hygiene
4. Moisturise feet daily
5. File any buildup of hard skin or corns
If concerned or unsure about how to do it, please seek advice from your doctor or podiatrist
Read on for the
next five steps.