For people with diabetes, it is important to check their feet daily to avoid foot infections. The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), offers ten tips for healthy feet.
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The Podiatry Department at
Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the
SingHealth group, offers ten steps how patients with diabetes can keep their feet healthy. Here are the remaining five.
Steps 6 to 10: Cut toenails straight across, wear supportive shoes, always check the inside of shoes, maintain good blood sugar levels and go for yearly Diabetic Foot Screenings
6a. Cut toenails straight across
6b. Smoothen edges with a nail file
7. Wear shoes with supportive features and a good fit
8. Check that there is nothing in your shoes before wearing them
9. Maintain good blood sugar levels
10. Go for a yearly Diabetic Foot Screening at the polyclinic, GP clinic or hospital
See previous page for
the first 5 steps.