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Wearing Special Diabetic Slippers Can Help Ease Diabetic Foot Problems
Diabetes, a systemic disease resulting in an elevated blood sugar level, affects approximately 16 million Americans. Many complications are associated with diabetes, primarily vascular and neurological. But diabetes can also result in many diabetic foot problems, so sufferers need to pay special attention to their feet and – when possible – wear special diabetic slippers.

Relieving and Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems

If you have a diabetic foot, follow these tips to avoid infection:

  • Inspect your feet daily for blisters, bleeding and lesions between the toes. Use a mirror to examine the bottom of your feet as well.
  • Wear therapeutic, diabetic footwear, including specially made diabetic socks, diabetic slippers, insoles, orthotics and other diabetic footwear.
  • Wear high and wide toe box shoes.
  • Wear diabetic slippers and other diabetic footwear products that fit well and protect your feet.
  • Wear conforming removable insoles in your diabetic slippers and shoes.
  • Wear seamless diabetes seamless diabetes socks and stockings along with your diabetic slippers to keep moisture away from your feet.
  • Use diabetic foot cream – just not between the toes.
  • Use bed cradles to reduce the weight of heavy bedding on your diabetic foot.
  • Trim your toenails carefully, straight across, and do not gouge into the corners.
  • See your podiatrist on a regular basis.

  • Don’t excessively soak your diabetes foot… especially in hot water.
  • Don’t use hot water bottles or heating pads on your feet.
  • Don’t use acids or chemical corn removers on diabetic feet.
  • Don’t perform “bathroom surgery” on corns, calluses or ingrown toenails.
  • Don’t smoke.
FootSmart offers numerous types of diabetic slippers – all comfortable – with such features as a contoured foot bed, wide toebox, slip-resistant soles and much more. Visit our product section to see what kind of diabetic slippers will work best for you.

Information on foot, leg and lower body health conditions provided by The Podiatry Institute, dedicated to advancing the standard of care in podiatric medicine and its effects on muscoskeletal health. 
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