Diabetes puts you at risk of foot infections. The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) shares ten simple steps to follow for healthier feet.
In a person with diabetes, foot conditions like hard skin, ingrown toe nails, blisters or cuts can easily cause wound deterioration. Thus, it is important for people with diabetes to check their feet daily to avoid foot complications.
The Podiatry Department at
Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the
SingHealth group, shares ten simple steps to follow for healthier feet. Here are the first five.
1. Check feet daily for
- Hard skin
- Sudden changes in skin colour
- Cracks in skin
2. Look out for signs of infection
- Pus / Discharge
- Fevers / Chills
- Foul smell
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.