Examine your feet daily for injury blisters , cracks , scratches , scaling and discolouration. Pay particular attention to the areas between the toes.
To avoid fissures in the heel soak your feet in warm water for 10mts. Test the water temperature with your elbow. Gently rub the hard areas with a pumice stone . Later wash both the feet with a mild soap. After completely drying apply a lubricating cream around the heels.
Avoid extremes of temperature whether hot or cold. Protect your feet from hot objects. (e.g. hot pavement in summer, silencer of motor bikes.)
If your feet get cold at night wear a pair of cotton or woolen socks. Ear properly fitting 100% cotton socks. Always wear leather shoes which are comfortable.
Check shoes and socks for any foreign objects daily and check your feet after you take them off at the
end of the day.
While seated avoid crossing your legs, as this can cause pressure on the nerves and blood vessels.
Inform your doctor about any change in skin colour, pain or any abnormal sensation such as tingling, burning, pricking sensation.
Proper control of diabetes will reduce the risk of foot complication. Follow your doctor’s prescription.