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10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Foot Ulcers

  1. Have an annual foot exam to check your blood flow and nerve function.
  2. Be properly fitted for shoes. Up to 82 % of foot ulcers are from pressure related to footwear.
  3. Ask your doctor about diabetic shoes.
  4. Control your blood sugar levels and know your Hemoglobin A1c.
  5. Do daily foot inspections and notify your foot doctor if you see redness, swelling, drainage or sores.
  6. Control your weight.
  7. Don’t go barefoot.
  8. Do not put lotion between your toes.
  9. Seek medical help immediately if you experience foot injury or problems.
  10. Do not provide self care.
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