• Warm Weather Diabetic Foot Care Tips

    by Dr. Rahn A. Ravenell
    on Nov 14th, 2016

Summer is on its way, and we can’t wait to get out and enjoy the sunny days. If you have diabetes, warm weather diabetic foot care is of the utmost importance. During the hotter months you wear less on your feet, which can lead to a number of problems unless you take precautions.

You might want to just kick off your shoes and forget all of your worries now that summer is close. Be more careful with your feet when you are diabetic; it is crucial to avoiding serious complications. Even though sandals are comfortable, they aren’t the best shoes for diabetic feet. They offer less support, which can lead to arch problems. Additionally, they don’t do a great job of protecting your feet. You might step on something sharp and not even notice it if you also have peripheral neuropathy. Never go barefoot, either, especially at the beach or the park, where broken glass and sharp metal cans abound. Lastly, always remember to wear sunscreen on your feet if they will be exposed during the day.

Check your feet daily and keep them clean. Peripheral neuropathy may lead to a loss of sensation in your feet, so seeing a problem is important because you may not be able to feel it. Look in every nook and cranny, including in between your toes and behind your ankles. Good foot care is essential for finding problems early. If you happen to notice something out of the ordinary, seek medical attention immediately.

Call Dr. Rahn Ravenell at to schedule an appointment at Coastal Podiatry, LLC in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We can help you manage your foot health, which will help you manage your diabetes and keep you healthy.

Author Dr. Rahn A. Ravenell

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