Foot Pa­trol

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

If you have di­a­betes, check your feet ev­ery day for cuts, red spots, swelling or signs of in­fec­tion. See your doc­tor at the first sign of bro­ken skin. If you de­velop an ul­cer, fol­low your doc­tor’s in­struc­tions to keep it from be­com­ing in­fected and: l Keep the ul­cer clean and ban­daged. l Gen­tly cleanse the wound daily and use ster­ile wound dress­ings. l Keep the ban­dage and sur­round­ing area dry. l Avoid walk­ing bare­foot. l Keep weight off the af­fected foot as much as pos­si­ble. l Keep your body su­gar lev­els un­der tight con­trol to speed heal­ing.

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