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Diabetic Foot Care (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention of diabetic foot problems involves a combination of factors.

  • Good diabetes control
  • Regular leg and foot self-examinations
  • Knowledge on how to recognize problems
  • Choosing proper footwear
  • Regular exercise, if able
  • Avoiding injury by keeping footpaths clear
  • Having a doctor examine the patient's feet at least once a year using a monofilament, a device made of nylon string that tests sensation
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014

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