If you have diabetes, using podiatrist recommended products for diabetic feet to prevent skin damage is an important part of diabetic foot care. Wearing diabetic shoes and diabetic socks at all times, and seeing a podiatrist at the first sign of any foot injury or skin irritation can also help keep your feet healthy and free of diabetic foot complications such as diabetic foot ulcers.
Diabetic Socks, Insoles, and Wound Care Shoes
Dr. Hurless recommends that diabetics use diabetic foot care products and diabetic shoes to cover their feet at all times. Your diabetic feet should never be barefoot even in the home. The risk is too great that stepping on a tack or banging your toe against a table leg could result in serious foot wounds. In addition to providing foot coverage; diabetic socks, diabetic insoles, and wound care shoes each have their own unique benefits.
Made from anti-bacterial fibers engineered to wick away moisture, seamless diabetic socks help to minimize the rubbing, friction, and irritation that can lead to diabetic foot complications.
Diabetic insoles, made from gel or another moldable material can provide diabetic feet with padding and arch support that conform to the specific contours and shape of each individual foot.
If you are recovering from foot surgery or have developed of a diabetic foot ulcer, wound care or postoperative shoes allow you to remain minimally ambulatory without further damage to your feet.
Diabetic Foot Cream, Lotion, Spray, and Powder
Dry, cracked skin and calluses are common problems for diabetic feet. Take advantage of the many diabetic foot creams, diabetic foot lotions, and other diabetic foot care products available to keep the skin on your feet smooth, supple, and free of fissures.
Diabetic feet also tend to be more susceptible to athlete's foot and other foot infections. Products for diabetic feet such as diabetic antibacterial sprays can be used to eliminate potentially harmful foot microbes. Diabetic antibacterial powders have many of the same benefits as diabetic foot sprays and can also control moisture and reduce friction in perspiration-prone diabetic feet.