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Diabetic Footwear

Diabetic Footwear | Great Lakes Pharmacy | Midland MIEnsuring correctly fitting footwear is very important for people who suffer with diabetes.  Poor fitting footwear, whether too loose or too tight, can cause rubbing leading to ulcers and further complications if not treated. Many people with diabetes experience numbness and loss of sensation in their feet, thus it becomes even more critical that they wear correct fitting footwear to ensure that ulcers do not develop. Our range of diabetic footwear for both men and women, will give you the best chance of avoiding unnecessary issues with feet related to other illnesses. We carry a wide range of styles and types of diabetic footwear in all sizes.

One of our trained friendly staff will be happy to assist you with choosing the right diabetic footwear that suits your individual needs.

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Diabetic Supplies | Great Lakes Pharmacy | Midland MI

Here are some diabetic foot care tips especially for you

  1. Inspect your feet daily for blisters, bleeding, or lesions between toes. Use a mirror to see the bottom of the foot and the heel.
  2. Ask a family or friend check your feet if you are unable to do so.
  3. Have regular foot examinations by your diabetic foot care specialist.
  4. Always remove both shoes and stockings when visiting your doctor.
  5. Always wear well-fitted stockings or socks with your shoes. Padded hosiery may reduce pressure and be more protective.
  6. Inspect the soles and inside your shoes for foreign objects before putting them on.
  7. Shoes should be properly measured, comfortable, and easy to put on at the time of purchase.
  8. Wear shoes with leather uppers and adequate room for the toes.
  9. Change shoes every four to six hours.
  10. In cold weather, wear insulated boos or heavier socks. Be sure that the shoes provide enough room to allow for heavier socks.
  11. Do NOT walk barefooted in the house, outside, or at the beach.
  12. Do NOT use hot water bottles or heating pads to warm your feet. Use warm socks instead
  13. Do NOT soak your feet.
  14. Do NOT use acids or chemical corn removers
  15. Do NOT perform “bathroom surgery” on corns, calluses, or ingrown toenails
  16. Wash your feet daily and be sure to dry them well, especially between the toes. Apply moisturizing cream liberally, but avoid applying it between the toes.
  17. Test the temperature of the bath water with your ELBOW or a THERMOMETER. Do NOT let hot water drip onto your toes.
  18. Call your foot care specialist immediately if you detect a new lesion or if your foot becomes swollen, red, or painful. Stay off your foot until you see your doctor.
  19. Learn all that you can about your diabetes and how it can affect your feet.
  20. Maintain good diabetes control and do not smoke.

Disclaimer:     This information is of a general nature and should not be taken as a diagnosis. All questions and concerns should be directed to your Doctor, Podiatrist or other health advisor.