Summertime Foot Care for Patients with Diabetes
When you are creating your summer fun plans, this year or any year, keep the following tips in mind.
Bring Foot Protection – Even at the Beach!
You may want nothing more than to bury your feet into some soft, warm sand, but there are plenty of hidden dangers that can cause an injury. Sand can be a lot hotter than it first appears, and there can also be buried surprises such as bottle caps and glass.
When walking around on sand, wearing beach shoes such as sandals, aqua socks, or Crocs will give you some added protection. If you want to put your bare feet into the sand from your station on a beach towel or chair, we can’t really stop you from doing so—all we ask is that, if you do, to thoroughly test the temperature and conditions of the sand with your hands before doing so (or have a loved one do it for you).
Foot protection is also important at places such as around public pools and in public showers. A pair of shower shoes or aqua socks will help protect your feet from picking up fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot or fungal toenails. The same type of fungus can cause both conditions, so one problem can increase your risk of developing one dramatically!
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