Diabetes

The Homyped® Diabetes Footcare range complies with the fitting standards of the Baker Institute to reduce the likelihood of common pressure or friction-related foot ailments in people living with diabetes. This Footcare range is mainly designed for people with healthy feet. If you have any foot problems, such as neuropathy (nerve damage), please seek advice from your health care professional before purchasing footwear.

DIABETES – FOOT HEALTH

Foot problems are a common complication of diabetes.
Diabetes can affect your feet in two ways. It can affect your blood supply and your nerves. Changes to your blood supply can result in slower healing. Damage to the nerves can result in loss of feeling and responsiveness to soreness or pain.
It is important to note that this information has been compiled to help people with diabetes take care of their foot health but we would always recommend working in conjunction with your health care professional for tailored advice.
Wearing the appropriate footwear, as well as keeping active, is important for people with diabetes. Foot health tips for people with diabetes include:

  • Check the condition of your feet daily. Inspect them for any changes, swelling, redness or breaks in the skin. Any changes should be promptly reported to your health care professional.
  • Wash your feet every day;and dry well between the toes.
  • Moisturise dry skin; Nourish feet with a good quality foot cream to help prevent cracked skin.
  • Wear well-fitting socks. Avoid tight elastic tops and seams that may rub.
  • Wear well-fitting shoes.Check inside for objects or folded lining before putting them on. Ensure there is ample wiggle room around your toes in shoes, and that your shoes have the correct support for your particular health needs.

People who have circulation problems or damage to the nerves (neuropathy) need to take special care of their feet. Never go barefoot and wear appropriate shoes to protect your feet – e.g. sandals (not open-toed ones) for the beach, closed-in shoes for gardening or maintenance, sports shoes for exercise.

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