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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 and smoothen nail edges with a nail file

6. Cut toenails straight across and smoothen nail edges with a nail file

Wear shoes with supportive features and a good fit  

7. Wear shoes with supportive features and a good fit 

     Wear socks or stockings together with shoes

Check that there is nothing in your shoes before wearing them​ 

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

Maintain good blood sugar level​s

9. Maintain good blood sugar level​s​ 

 

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

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

 

See previous page for the first five steps.

Ref: M19