How to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Jul 07, 2010
Dr. Rishi Shukla, Endocrinologist, Regency Hospital, Kanpur ays that diabetics are very prone to develop foot ulcers. They can be prevented by recognizing the symptoms of diabetic foot ulcers. A diabetic should undergo a regular foot examination to prevent the occurrence of foot ulcers. The person should always check for any sores or cut in their feet. Diabetics should always keep their foot dry and clean. Moisture can cause fungal infections, resulting in foot ulcers. They should always wear clean footwear. Most importantly the person should maintain his/her blood glucose level in check to avoid any infection or ulcer formation in foot. If the ulcers become serious, consult a doctor. He will advice a wound dressing depending on the stage of the foot ulcer.

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK