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What are some good habits to practice for proper foot health care with diabetes?

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Wash and dry your feet daily. Use mild soaps and warm water. Once you're done, pat your skin dry; do not rub. Make sure you thoroughly dry your feet. After washing, put lotion on them to prevent cracking -- just avoid the area between your toes!

From: Diabetes Foot Care WebMD Medical Reference

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Singh, N. 2005. JAMA,

Boulton, A. , 2004. New EnglandJournal of Medicine

Lipsky, B, , 2004. Clinical Infectious Diseases

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Singh, N. 2005. JAMA,

Boulton, A. , 2004. New EnglandJournal of Medicine

Lipsky, B, , 2004. Clinical Infectious Diseases

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 26, 2017

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