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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcer treatment

Preventive Foot Care for Diabetics


Serious foot conditions, like diabetic foot ulcers, are a common problem for those with insulin dependent diabetes, or diabetes mellitus.


Diabetes can cause nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. Patients who have developed neuropathy are at increased risk for foot injuries because they have lost the ability to sense pain.


The following tips will help you prevent the development of diabetic foot ulcers and other foot conditions.

• Keep your feet clean by washing daily with mild soap and lukewarm water.


• Be sure to dry feet thoroughly, especially between the toes.


• If your skin is dry, moisturize, but not between the toes.


• Check your feet daily for cuts, sores, or changes in the toenails.


• Be sure your shoes fit properly at the time of purchase so there is no
  need to "break them in".

Heelift® Bariatric Suspension Boot is designed to reduce pressure to the foot, therefore, preventing diabetic foot ulcers from forming. It gently cradles your lower leg and keeps your foot elevated. If a diabetic foot ulcer has already formed, the Heelift may be used to protect the ulcer from further irritation during the healing process.

Use Heelift as part of your plan to prevent diabetic foot ulcers -- contact DM Systems now for more information.



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