The hottest month of the summer has started and everyone is out enjoying the beautiful weather with barbecues and trips down the shore. But what if you are diabetic? Sandals or flip flops may be tempting to wear but it is always important to remember about taking care of your feet even if your diabetes is well controlled.
Small, unnoticeable wounds can start because your feet are not protected in your sandals whether it comes from burns from hot sand at the beach or running around in your back yard. Those with diabetic neuropathy should be especially careful of wearing sandals or flip flops because they are not supportive and do not protect the skin on your feet from potential threats. Always make sure your feet are protected with nice cotton sweat absorbing sock with a good supportive shoes during your trips outdoors.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and a well-deserved vacation but diabetes never rests! It’s easy to forget to take care of things during carefree summer days. If you noticed any pains or rashes call your podiatrist immediately.
A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. In the case of diabetes, the most effective treatment is to eat healthy and wear nice, supportive shoes. If there are any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.