Diabetic foot is a common complication of diabetes, improper shoes will often lead to diabetic foot. Therefore, it is important to choose and wear shoes for the prevention of diabetic foot.
For patients with diabetes, the best choice is the Diabetic shoes. Pointed shoes and high-heeled shoes are certainly not suitable for patients with diabetes.
The forefoot of shoes should not be too tight, the shoe size should be larger than the actual length of the foot; besides, the width of shoes should be suitable, the widest part of the foot should be consistent with the widest part of the shoe, enough space should be set aside for the front end of the toe, also make sure that the inner layer of the shoe material is soft, breathable, and do not squeeze the foot.
It will probably be best to choose shoes with laces, thus the tightness and size of the shoes can be adjusted at any time according to the swelling of the feet.
Lower extremity vascular of patients with diabetes are prone to atherosclerosis, and lower extremity nerve lesions may decrease the exercise ability of vascular, and reduced local tissues resistance, even tiny trauma, such as the extrusion of shoes to the foot, the rubbing of socks suture on foot, or corns may cause skin damage, leading to infection. Therefore, patients with diabetes should get into the habit of checking shoes before wearing each time: carefully check the foreign body inside the shoe to check if there is stones and gravel or anything else, sands may be carried inside the shoe especially back from the suburbs and other places. In a word, patients with diabetes must check the shoes carefully, even the minimum particles, so as not to wear feet.
Check the rough edges, stitching and cracks of the shoes due to the rough seams will rub foot to cause foot ulcers, it should be repaired in a timely manner when encounter such a situation or change a pair of new shoes.
Better to have 2~3 pairs of shoes to replace and to keep shoes dry.
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