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Diabetic Foot Care | World Diabetes Day

Diabētiskās pēdas aprūpe | Pasaules Diabēta diena

The International Diabetes Federation celebrates World Diabetes Day every year on November 14 - the birthday of Frederick Banting. Frederick Bunting, together with Charles Best, created the idea of ​​insulin in October 1921. Starting from 1991, this day is celebrated by more than 350 million people around the world.

This year, in anticipation of World Diabetes Day, we would like to draw attention to an essential part of the daily life of diabetic patients - Diabetic foot care.

Diabetic patients are at greater risk of serious foot health problems, which can even result in amputation. Most foot health problems can be prevented, but this is only possible if the patient monitors the condition of his feet on a daily basis, as well as having them checked by a foot care specialist - a podiatrist at least once a year.

For the prevention of diabetic foot care

Shared cosmetics

Simple daily foot care can prevent serious problems. It is important to take care of softening and moisturizing the skin of the feet, blood circulation in the feet, control of sweating. Pay attention to how to ensure protection against infections caused by fungi and various bacteria.

What to pay attention to when choosing foot care cosmetics for diabetic foot care?

The main types of effects of diabetic foot care cosmetics:

  • Moisturize the skin of the feet, prevent moisture loss
  • Restore the skin's natural defenses
  • Improve foot microcirculation
  • Control sweating and unpleasant aroma, deodorize
  • Protect against infections caused by fungi and various bacteria
  • Relieve itching and inflammation

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  • Urea contributes to moisturizing the deeper layers of the skin - takes care of the skin's moisture level, restores the skin's natural defenses and protects against dehydration.
  • High-quality oil and algae extract prevent moisture loss
  • Sea buckthorn pulp oil stimulates lipid metabolism.
  • Glycerin and sunflower oil effectively moisturize the skin.
  • The combination of tea tree oil and moss extract has a deodorizing effect and reduces skin irritation.
  • The combination of ionized silver, tea tree and sage oils protects against fungal infections and inflammation.
  • Rosemary extract improves microcirculation
  • Menthol cools and refreshes

Shoes and insoles

Orthopedic insoles should relieve pressure on congested areas of the foot where there is a high risk of developing ulcers. Shoes for a diabetic patient should provide the following protective features: high and wide toe room, removable insoles to accommodate orthopedic insoles, firm heel counters for support and stability, and ease of foot rotation during walking.

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