As the weather turns colder, diabetics need to pay more attention to their feet.

Colder weather can mean that diabetics suffer reduced circulation to the lower extremities. If this occurs, a cut or a blister could quickly turn into a major wound. Because people tend to wear heavier footwear, exercise less and spend less time barefoot, the risk of an unnoticed blister is particularly high. Wet shoes can also add to the risk as the skin softens and friction increases.

I urge every diabetic to thoroughly check their feet every day through the colder months. If you have a sore that does not appear to be healing within a few days, give me a call to arrange an appointment.

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