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7 major precautions to reduce diabetic foot!

Autumn tiger raging, sweating, a popsicle?

Oh, no, no. The popsicles have sugar, and the sugar friends wave their hands. Watching others eating watermelon, sugar friends can only swallow.

Bai Shengsheng’s litchi, pink tender peaches, watery grapes, crispy melons, these high sugar quench quenching fruits in autumn, sugar friends know that they are rich in high sugar. In order not to be terrible complications, they must Stay away from them. However, sugar friends know that the hot season is also a high incidence of diabetes and diabetes. Old sugar friends often control the “mouth”, but ignore the “foot”.

Especially for elderly diabetes patients with poor blood glucose control, small trauma in the foot, such as squeezing, abrasion, cracks, or “chicken eyes” in improper treatment of shoes can cause diabetes foot. Diabetes foot refers to foot infection, ulcer and deep tissue destruction related to the remote nerve abnormalities of the lower limbs and different degrees of peripheral vascular lesions. It is one of the most severe complications of diabetes and the highest treatment costs, which can lead to amputation. The main clinical manifestations are foot deformity, dry skin and cold, acid hemp, pain, etc., and severe cases can express foot ulcers and gangrenes.

Entering autumn, there is no rain and humidity in summer, but there are more opportunities for barefoot, and your feet are easily injured and scratched. At the same time, due to dryness in autumn, the skin of diabetic people is prone to itching, or it has athletes and gray nails. After the skin disease is caught, it is easy to be infected, and the wound is not easy to heal, forming a diabetic foot.

How can we better prevent diabetes?

Director Dream Yumeng Yu, an endocrine of Huanghe Hospital in Tianjin, said that the weather is hot, many sports places and activities are limited, resulting in many diabetic patients who do not like to move, poor blood circulation, and the arteriosclerosis of the lower limbs leads to ischemia in the foot Formation. In addition to moderate exercise, people with diabetes should also pay attention to their feet discomfort. If the foot pain, fatigue, numbness, etc. occur, they should seek medical treatment in time.

The following 7 points need to pay attention:

Check the foot every day. Check your feet once a day to understand whether the foot feels decreased, numb, and tingling; observe whether the skin is color, temperature change, and foot arterial fluctuations; pay attention to check the toenails, toe, and the bottom of the foot. , Panellaritis, tinea, whether redness, swelling, blue purple, blisters, ulcers, and necrosis occur.

Keep your feet clean and change your shoes and socks. Wash the feet once a day, and the water temperature is 37 ~ 40 ° C. You can try the water temperature with your elbow. After washing, dry it with a light soft towel, especially between the toes. Those with more feet can apply some refreshing powder between the toes, and those who are particularly dry can apply ointment skin care products.

Don’t walk barefoot, don’t wear slippers when you go out, don’t wear sandals. Patients with diabetes should wear light and soft, breathable cloth shoes and soft leather shoes. Check your shoes before wearing shoes, remove foreign bodies and keep the flat lining. Do not walk at home barefoot because of greed, and you cannot walk on the beach barefoot when traveling by the sea. If you accidentally travel the water, wash your feet immediately after arriving home, and keep your feet clean and dry.

The choice of socks. Choose cotton socks with light, elasticity, sweat absorption, breathability and good heat dissipation. Replace cleaning every day, wear dry socks, and do not wear wet socks.

Avoid mosquito bites. In the summer, the screens are well closed, and the doors and windows are closed in time to avoid mosquitoes from entering the room. Or the bedroom uses mosquito nets, mosquito coils and other methods. When walking or camping, carry a mosquito spray with you.

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If symptoms such as blisters and infections are found in the foot, you should go to the Diabetes Specialist in time, and avoid it at home.

The risk of foot ulcer and the development of foot ulcers are closely related to blood glucose control. Patients should regularly review and adhere to self -test blood glucose, cooperate with doctors rational medication to prevent diabetic foot.

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