The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) shares what to look out for when checking your feet.
It is important for a person with diabetes to check his or her feet daily. Diabetes can damage the nerves in the leg and lead to a loss of sensation in the feet. As a result, you may not be able to feel pain even when there is something wrong with your feet.
The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group, explains how to check your feet and what to look out for.
How to check your feet
- Check the top and bottom of your feet and behind your heels
- Look in between your toes for whitish skin or splits in skin
- If you are unable to bend down, use a mirror ot get your family member or caregiver to do it for you
Check your feet for any of the following
Cleanse any skin breaks with iodine and dress with a sterile dressing. Do not burst blisters.