Diabetic Foot Care

by Cathy Parkes November 02, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

Diabetic foot care teaching: Inspect feet daily using a mirror. Check shoes for objects; Apply moisturizer to feet, but not between toes; Wear cotton socks; Cut nails straight across; Do not use OTC products; Do not use heating pads on feet.

Diabetic foot care teaching:

  • Inspect feet daily using a mirror. Check shoes for objects.
  • Apply moisturizer to feet, but not between toes.
  • Wear cotton socks.
  • Cut nails straight across.
  • Do not use OTC products (ex: corn/callus removal agents).
  • Do not use heating pads on feet.

Want to know more? Check out our video article on diabetes mellitus, including foot care and nursing care!

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