Diabetes can have serious adverse affects on your feet, leading to infections, wounds and severe pain, but some simple changes to your daily routines can help reduce some of these risks.
When living with diabetes you need to be careful on how you treat and manage your feet, as the skin is more susceptible to cracking and infection.
Avoid any harsh scrubs - like foot files or pumices - and any acid peels or rough exfoliators as these can be too harsh on the skin.
Try to think about more gentle treatments like moisturising, which could be incorporated into a daily foot care routine using products like Scholl’s Expert Care Dry Skin Cream or our Dry Skin Foot Mask.
Eating healthily and exercising often are the key to not only great personal health, but great foot health.
When living with diabetes, it’s never been more important to live a more balanced lifestyle. Eating vitamin and nutrient rich foods and doing cardiovascular exercise can help ensure you keep your feet in great condition.
To provide your feet with additional comfort and support when exercising, why not try Scholl's Sport Insoles.
Clean and dry socks will stop your feet from getting sweaty, itchy and help avoid you picking up any bacterial infections. Scholl's Antifungal Shoe Spray - which effectively kills 99.9% of fungus that cause athlete's foot and fungal nail - will keep your shoes clean and clear of infections.
Be sure to check your feet every day to spot any changes in the appearance of your skin. If you want to learn more on how best to manage your feet when living with diabetes, why not watch our video on how to “Get on the front foot with Diabetes.