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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

Cut toenails straight across

6a. Cut toenails straight across

File nail edges with a nail file

6b. Smoothen edges with a nail file

 

7. Wear shoes with supportive features and a good fit

Wear shoes with good support and fit

 

8. Check that there is nothing in your shoes before wearing them

Check that there is nothing in your shoes before wearing them

 

9. Maintain good blood sugar levels

Maintain good blood sugar levels 

10. Go for a yearly Diabetic Foot Screening at the polyclinic, GP clinic or hospital

Go for a yearly Diabetic Foot Screening at the polyclinic, GP clinic or hospital

See previous page for the first 5 steps.

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