Diabetes: Foot care on holidays

𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬 can affect the nerve endings and blood supply to your feet over time. You may not even notice this happening.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨:

– keep your blood glucose to the level recommended by your GP

– examine your feet every day

𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬

– Avoid walking barefoot on the sand, in the seawater or by the pool.

– Avoid wearing flip flops or new shoes which may cause cuts or blisters.

– Avoid sunburn by applying high factor sun cream to all areas of your feet, except between your toes.

– Your feet may swell in the hot weather and shoes may become tighter. This can cause cuts or blisters.

– Check all areas of your feet at the end of every day. Bring a mini first aid kit with some dressings and antiseptic cream in case you get a cut or blister on your foot.


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