The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) shares what to do during a diabetes foot emergency.
Podiatry Department at
Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the
SingHealth group, shares what to do during a diabetes foot emergency.
What to do in a diabetes foot emergency
Cleanse any new skin tear, blister or foot wound with
povidone-iodine antiseptic solution and
cover with a dry sterile dressing. Monitor for any signs of infection or deterioration.|
If you notice any signs of infection, pus discharge, changes in skin colour or swelling in your feet, contact your GP, polyclinic doctor or podiatrist
within 24 hours.|
Go to the A&E (Accident & Emergency)
immediately if you get any severe foot pain or sudden cold foot, or if your doctor or podiatrist is not available.|
any delay in seeking advice or treatment could lead to
See the previous page for
tips on what to avoid and what to do to prevent diabetes foot complications.
ten steps to healthy feet.
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Click the link to learn
how diabetes affects the feet.