If you have diabetes, you’ve likely been warned that foot health should be a priority. Why? Because people with diabetes are highly susceptible to problems that can affect their feet– diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. These conditions can lead to a variety of long-term complications. And while anyone can have issues with their feet, people with diabetes are more likely to have these problems lead to infection and more serious complications.
Jenny is a student nurse and considers herself an advocate for diabetic foot care. Because she has many family members who have been affected by diabetes, she knows how important it is to care for your feet. Jenny understands that in addition to maintaining control of your blood glucose levels, properly caring for your feet is one of the best things you can do to mitigate the risk of serious, long-term complications.
Check out the video below where she discusses what she considers the three most important elements of proper foot care. In addition to learning how diabetes can affect your feet, you’ll see the proper way to inspect your feet each day, and how to be proactive in complication prevention.
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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.