Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes, a foot surgeon says. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, making it difficult to feel any sores, blisters, or injuries, explained John Giurini, DPM. He is chief of podiatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
|Dr. John Giurini
People with diabetes should regularly inspect their feet, Giurini said. The best time is immediately after a shower while drying your feet or at the end of the day when removing socks and shoes. If you notice a blister, apply a clean dressing with an antiseptic, stay off the foot, and contact your podiatrist or physician, Dr. Giurini said.
Source: Doctors Lounge [12/26/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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