Diabetic foot ulcer is a major complication of diabetes mellitus.
How to Care for your Feet:
- Wear shoes made of canvas, leather, or suede. Do not wear shoes made of plastic or other materials that do not allow air to pass in and out of the shoe.
- Wear shoes you can adjust easily.
- Do not wear shoes that are too tight.
- Do not wear shoes with pointed or open toes, such as high heels, flip-flops, or sanda
How to care for your wound:
- Keep your blood sugar level under tight control. This helps you heal faster.
- Keep the ulcer clean and bandaged.
- Cleanse the wound daily, using a wound dressing or bandage.
- Try to take fewer steps.
- Do not walk barefoot.